(This is a sponsored post; I received a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
All opinions are 100% my own.)
Looking for a fun new book to give a child this holiday season?
I’ve got one for you to check out!
In the humorous book Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, by Peter Brown, Mr. Tiger is expected to act very proper, even though, deep down he really just wants to run wild. It’s easy for little ones to understand how he feels, especially this time of year when they are so often stuffed into itchy dresses or little suits and expected to sit still and smile for pictures.
Mr. Tiger and all the animals in the book start off dressed in suits and walking only on their hind legs. My son loved this part, immediately pointing out the fact that, “The animals are acting like people!”
The pictures help tell the story, starting off with mostly browns and blacks, and Mr. Tiger looking so unhappy as he wanders through town in his stiff suit.
When Mr. Tiger goes off to the wilderness the blue waterfalls are a striking difference, along with Mr. Tiger’s huge grin!
I love the message of this book — that it’s important to be yourself! Such an important lesson!
Something else that I love is the Mr. Tiger Goes Wild Activity Kit! You can print out a tiger mask, characters to turn into stick puppets, a matching game, and other activities to go along with the book. And, if you area planning to surprise a child with this book for Christmas, there are also Mr. Tiger Holiday Downloads! Around here we like to decorate the tree with things that the kids enjoy — why not a character ornament from the book?
I have to say, there is one more thing the former teacher in my loves about this book. While the book jacket is decorated similar to the pictures inside the book, there is a surprise underneath. When you take the book jacket off, underneath it’s tiger stripes!
I just love the symbolism of that!
It’s just like Mr. Tiger in the book, when he is dressed up all proper. Underneath he is still himself, ready to taste the freedom of the wild!
After all, we all want to get a little wild every once in a while.