REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
ABOUT THE BOOK
Are you bored with being so proper?
Do you want to have more fun?
Mr. Tiger knows exactly how you feel. So he decides to go wild.
But does he go too far?
From Caldecott Honor artist Peter Brown comes a story that shows there's a time and place for everything...even going wild.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Peter Brown has always loved telling stories. Growing up in New Jersey, he told stories by drawing whimsical characters andscenes from his imagination. Then, as a teenager, he fell in love with writing, and told his tales with words. While studying illustration at Art Center College of Design, Peter’s love of both words and pictures led him to take several courses on children’s books. And before long he knew he’d found his calling.
After graduating from Art Center Peter moved to New York City to be closer to the publishing industry. He was working on animated TV shows when he was hired to write and illustrate his first picture book, Flight of the Dodo. Peter quickly signed up his second and third books, and his career as an author and illustrator of children’s books was under way.
Peter’s books have earned him numerous honors, including a Caldecott Honor (2013) for Creepy Carrots! written by Aaron Reynolds, two E.B. White Awards, aNew York Times Best Illustrated Book award, a Children’s Choice Award for Illustrator of the Year, two Irma Black Honors, and five New York Times bestsellers.
Peter lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Mr. Tiger goes Wild not only entertains but it illustrates how the strength of individuals helps change society as a whole. Of course, kids aren't going to see that, they will simply get a kick out of Mr. Tiger's going from utterly proper to completely wild and almost back again. The book beautifully illustrates that even the strongest passion isn't enough without someone to share it with. I enjoyed how Brown uses color to highlight Mr. Tiger's change and how 'going wild' can add color to one's life. I have no doubt that child readers will giggle with delight as Mr. Tiger goes from wearing a suit and tie and behaving properly to wearing nothing but his own skin and enjoying being a tiger to the utmost. His wildness actually reminds me of some children I know. ;)
1 print copy of Mr. Tiger Goes Wild