"Talking Tiger is Tough" is an untamed story about two sisters, Cate and Lily. They love playing together. One day they transform themselves into tough tigers. They only talk in roars and growls. They dance and sing and play until their tummies begin to growl. They search the pantry for the perfect tiger-food. But, they grew frustrated when their mom couldn’t understand their roaring request. They bit and scratched and ran to their room. Mom wanted to soothe the savage beasts. She made them spaghetti and approached the sad and regretful tigers. They roared in delight. It is tough being a tiger. Luckily, mom figured out how to tame her wild animals.
The story was inspired by my older daughter when she was 4. She wanted this story to be about sisters, so I wrote it to include her younger sister.
It is a great book to inspire imagination and play.
|Publisher:||Stories By Mom|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
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Inspired by the author’s two daughters, this story is about sisters Cate and Lily. With some creative and colourful paper craft, they turn themselves into tigers. They dance and roar. Soon hunger overcomes them. When Mum appears Cate and Lily both growl at her. Mum doesn’t understand their Tiger language so the girls get angry. They have a tantrum and then storm off to their bedroom. The girls soon begin to regret their actions. Meanwhile Mum cooks up some spaghetti and takes it upstairs to her little tigers. The girls apologise, eat their dinner, and thank their mum. The book is set out in rhyme format which I usually find a joy. The rhyming here doesn’t always flow but it doesn’t detract from the story. The illustrations were bright and eye catching, if a little messy. I was a bit confused by the cat. It kept switching colours between ginger and grey. It wasn’t until I got to the end of the book that it showed both cats on the same page and I realised there were in fact two cats! The way the sisters behaved toward their mum wasn’t nice. Yes, children can sometimes be little terrors. In this instance, the girls are seen scratching and biting their mum’s arm. There are visible red scratch marks. I wasn’t comfortable with this, but you could argue that the girls were simply being tigers. The girls do realise the error of their ways and apologise to their mum, which sets a good example. I think the story and illustrations could be improved. Lily’s facial expressions always appeared angry and sinister, even when she’s meant to be happy. I really liked the promotion of creativity where Cate and Lily designed and made tiger ears and tails. I feel it’s important that children have the opportunity to unleash their creative side. It’s not a book for me but that’s not to say others won’t like it. I’m sure they will, especially if their little ones like acting out as animals.