Tiger in My Soup
An unnamed boy and his older sister are home alone and left to their own devices in terms of entertaining themselves. The boy wants his sister to read him a book about a tiger, but she is too absorbed in her own book to humor him. The more she turns him down, the more the boy’s imagination runs wild—literally!
Tiger In My Soup is a simple, quick read presented with large text in variable interest-holding arrangements. The sibling relationship is endearingly realistic, with a good deal of hesitation and disinterest on the sister’s side—which is gradually overcome by responsibilities and fondness for her charge. The boy’s fantastical perspective is enhanced by the vibrantly expressive artwork, and flavored with a hint of Indian influence.
At 32 pages in length, the book feels well suited for ages 4-8.