Tuesday, June 12, 2012


I was thrilled when I found a review copy of IT'S A TIGER in my mailbox from Chronicle Books. The book is written by David LaRochelle and illustrated by Jeremy Tankard. I immediately recognized Tankard's illustrations as he is an illustrator whose work I love (Me Hungry!).

This is a fun book that would make a great read aloud, especially for primary students. In the spirit of WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT, the narrator takes us through a jungle. We don't go looking for a tiger, but soon into the journey, readers spot a one and must run from it.  Readers are instructed to follow the narrator past vines, up a ladder, and onto an island in order to escape the tiger.  But at every turn, the tiger seems to appear.

This book is due to be released in August.  Right in time for the beginning of the school year!  Young readers will love the surprise and the predictability of this book. The illustrations make it an enjoyable kind of scary and the ending is a treat.  Definitely a great read aloud for primary classrooms. Kids will be dying to join in this journey!


  1. This looks like a treat! Anything that parallels the spirit of Going On A Bear Hunt is sure to entice a young reader.

  2. Sounds like one to keep an eye out for in August.


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