By Dianne Hofmeyr
Illustrated by Jesse Hodgson
A lyrical story about overcoming fears, with stunning illustrations.
One day Tom draws a tiger, inspired by his visit to the art gallery... That night, when Tom can’t sleep, the tiger pads out of his drawing and purrs, “Let’s go for a walk!” It’s the beginning of a magical and life-changing adventure, as the tiger helps Tom to overcome some of his biggest fears.
PB £7.99 (2021)
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Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 19
"Inspired by the famous tiger painting by Henri Rousseau this is an appealing story about overcoming fears. The story is very well written with lovely description and a pleasing pattern and the illustrations are beautiful, making it a great picture book to share."
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"Through her precise text, Hofmeyr espouses the joy of imagination and the power of art to stimulate it. The afterword discusses Henri Rousseau's Surprised!, the painting that inspired the story; Hodgson's elegant, softly textured colored-pencil illustrations do it justice and ensure that the tiger never overwhelms readers. Simply lovely."
"The illustrations are richly coloured and stunning...the language is beautiful with lovely imagery. A perfect story for bedtime reading."
Books for Keeps 5 star review