Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: September 2013
From the publisher:
Are you bored with being so proper?
Daughter’s take-away from @itspeterbrown MR. TIGER GOES WILD: “They’re happy cuz they’re nakey!” Preschoolers cut right to the chase
— Maria Burel (@NoVaLibraryMom) November 7, 2013
@NoVaLibraryMom The animals are both literally and metaphorically nakey. She is correct!
— peterbrown! (@itspeterbrown) November 7, 2013
But that message is embedded in a story about a community of animals who are so uptight as to seem almost Puritan (the illustrations add greatly here). Mr. Tiger tries to fit in, he does. He dresses the right way, says the right things, behaves with the right manners. But something inside of him is just “roaring” to get out. When it does, the town’s reaction is not positive. But over time, Mr. Tiger and his neighbors are able to reach a peace, one we hope all children, even the most “wild” of children, are able to find. There is, after all, a time to be proper and a time to be wild. As a parent, I feel as if I’m relaying this message 1000x a day. Apparently, it’s a message Peter Brown has heard, too.
Go read the story (psssttt! If you don’t own it, I’m giving a copy away below!)
Because right now, on his website, Peter Brown is offering a free printable activity kit.
There’s a second bonus kit of holiday activities.
SO MANY GOODIES, Y’ALL!
Oh, and did you catch that bit about my having a copy to give away?