for Tiger on a Tree
by Anushka Ravishankar
and Pulak Biswas
“Tiger, tiger, on the shore...” The tiger in Anushka Ravishankar’s whimsical picture book means no harm. But after his wanderings lead to a run-in with an angry goat, the tiger takes refuge in a tree. There, he is cornered by a group of excitable men who are quickly confounded by what to do. “Send him to the zoo? Stick him up with glue? Paint him electric blue?” Their solution brings this comical story rich with word and sound play full circle and will leave many young listeners requesting repeated readings. Ravishankar is the author of more than ten books in India, and she clearly excels at nonsense verse. The book’s superb design features dynamic text layout integrated into striking two-color prints in black and orange. Even with stylized printmaking techniques, illustrator Pulak Biswas has managed to create a cast of visually distinctive characters whose expressions (the tiger’s included) are a wonderful complement to the text. (Ages 2–6)
CCBC Choices 2005 . © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2005. Used with permission.
Tiger, tiger on a treeIs it true? Can it be?Did he fly? Did he flee?Did he fall and hurt his knee?Did he cry? Did he plead?If you want to know,Read.An award-winning combination of black, orange and whimsical poetry, this is the tale of a wild tiger cub that wanders into an Indian village. The art, verse and typography run and bounce off the page, drawing both the curious child and the quizzical adult into the book's ever-surprising world.
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