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Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Brown, Peter (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild


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Bored with city life and the proper behavior it requires, Mr. Tiger has a wild idea that leads him to discover his true nature.
Authors: Brown, Peter, 1979-
Title: Mr. Tiger goes wild
Publisher: New York ;, Boston :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 42 unnumbered pages :,color illustrations ;,27 cm
Content Type: still image
text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Bored with city life and the proper behavior it requires, Mr. Tiger has a wild idea that leads him to discover his true nature.
Alternate Title: Mister Tiger goes wild
ISBN: 0316200638
9780316200639
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Report This Jan 02, 2014
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

We’ve not many books that touch on the importance of balance in your life, but let me just say that the lesson Mr. Tiger learns here would probably be greatly appreciated by large swaths of the adult population. Kiddos aren’t the only ones that chafe under their proverbial starched collars. A grand, great book with a lot of very smart things to say. Listen up.

In a drab, gray city full of very proper and polite animals, brilliant orange Mr. Tiger is frustrated with the buttoned-down status quo. After scandalising his genteel neighbours by roaring, walking on all fours, and (gasp!) taking off his clothes, Mr. Tiger flees the city for the freedom of the lush, green wilderness. Eventually, however, he misses his friends, and he returns home to find that the uptight city-dwellers have learned to loosen up. This charming and distinctively illustrated tale of self-expression is sure to grab kids who long for a walk on the wild side. Picture books newsletter, November 2013.

Reminiscent in the simplicity of Me...Jane, Peter Brown suceeds in making such a huge issue available to adults and children alike.....how to be ok being just who you are, and knowing that thats enough. When Mr. Tiger decides he just doesn't want to live in perfect houses, and have perfect handshakes, and wear perfect clothes anymore, it shakes up the whole neighborhood. He cuts loose and escapes to the wild, only to discover that it doesn't have to be all or nothing, and that maybe he can be himself, and have friends that don't really mind. Excellent lessons here on acceptance, and authenticity. Share it with your children!

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 2 and 8

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No one expected Mr. Tiger to be such a troublemaker. At first he was like everyone else. Sporting starched collars and silk top hats. Attending dignified tea parties and engaging in the usual chitchat about the weather that day. But Mr. Tiger is bored. “He wanted to loosen up. He wanted to have fun. He wanted to be… wild.” But wildness is not tolerated in the city, a fact Mr. Tiger discovers when his explorations into wildness involve pouncing across the rooftops, roaring in public, and going au naturel. It’s that final sin that has him dismissed from the city to the wilderness, where he gets to completely let go. It’s great for a time, but soon Mr. Tiger misses his friends and his home. When he returns he finds more comfortable clothes and the fact that the people there have loosened up a bit themselves, thanks in no small part to his influence.

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  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“He wanted to loosen up. He wanted to have fun. He wanted to be… wild.”

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Peter Brown introduces "Mr. Tiger Goes Wild"

From Caldecott Honor artist Peter Brown comes a new picture book that shows there's a time and place for everything...even going wild.

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