Tiger in My Soup

 
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Tiger in My Soup
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4+
Release Date
April 01, 2013
ISBN
978-1561456963
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When a boy is left in the care of his older sister, he begs her to read him his favorite book, but she s 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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Grrrrreat Fun!
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4.5
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4.0
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5.0
A bright and whimsical tale about a boy, a big sister, and a hungry feline of make-believe proportions.

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.
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