Tiger in My Soupby Kashmira Sheth, Jeffery Ebbeler (Illustrator)
When a boy is left in the care of his older sister, he begs her to read him his favorite book, but she is too absorbed in her own reading to pay him any attention. She won't be distracted, even when the boy finds a ravenous tiger hiding in his soup! His sister misses all the action; only after the steamy beast is slain does she return to the table with her brother
When a boy is left in the care of his older sister, he begs her to read him his favorite book, but she is too absorbed in her own reading to pay him any attention. She won't be distracted, even when the boy finds a ravenous tiger hiding in his soup! His sister misses all the action; only after the steamy beast is slain does she return to the table with her brother and finally agree to read to him. But is the tiger really gone?
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"Tiger in My Soup" is about a little boy who imagines that a tiger is jumping out of his soup. The tiger is not real, but he pretends to fight it to keep it back – he calls this war! In real life, he wants his older sister to read him this book about a tiger. He is thinking about the tiger, which is why he thinks he really sees it. In the end, his sister agrees to read him the book. I liked the book because it was funny and the drawings were beautiful. My favorite part was when the boy launched a missile (a piece of bread) at the tiger using a mirror. Another part I liked was when his sister heated the soup up in the microwave and he thought the tiger was inside the microwave with the soup. I think boys and girls of all ages will like this. I love it and I want to keep this book forever! Review by Young Mensan Drake B., age 6, San Francisco Regional Mensa
Great Imagination!! A young boy is left under his sister's care for the day and he follows her around trying to get her to read him his favorite book about a tiger. But her answer is always, "later". She is focused on a book of her own and the music she has plugged into her ears. So he tries another tactic. He pulls the earplugs out of her ears and screams, "I'm hungry!". So she fixes him a bowl of soup and goes back to her book and music. Just as he starts to eat the soup lo and behold there is a tiger in his soup. Yep, a growling, stalking, furious tiger! This little boy decided to take on the tiger all by himself. When his sister sees him carrying on like a wild child, she picks up his book and read to him while he ate his soup. Did this take care of the tiger or will he still there somewhere? The author has written a fun, adventurous tale about a young boy's imagination and his attempt to tame a tiger. Imagination is a wonderful tool it makes reading so much more fun. She shows our children how to enjoy a book even if you can't read. The illustrations depicted the story so well that the young boy's imagination created his own take of the story. Then there comes the joy and excitement of reading or having the story read to you. Which is your favorite way to enjoy a picture book? The world of reading and your imagination can take you on adventures to meet new friends and places all over the world and beyond. So pick up a book and have fun! I highly recommend this book. Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Peachtree Publishers for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. This is my honest opinion.