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Tiger, tiger, by Dee Lillegard ; illustrated by Susan Guevara

Label
Tiger, tiger
Title
Tiger, tiger
Statement of responsibility
by Dee Lillegard ; illustrated by Susan Guevara
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A bored young boy uses a magic feather to form a tiger, and then must use the feather to save his village when the tiger gets hungry
Award
School Library Journal Best Books, 2002.
Review
  • PreS-Gr. 2. Pocu wants to play, but it’s so hot in his village that everyone else wants to nap. While wandering into the nearby jungle, Pocu finds a colorful, magic peacock’s feather that gives him power to create and change things. With a swish of the feather, he cools the air; with another, he makes the flowers bloom. The third swish makes a mysterious talking shadow that asks Pocu for eyes, then paws, a body, a tail, and finally, black stripes. Eager for a playmate, Pocu happily swishes his magical feather to grant each request until a tiger is created--a hungry tiger--putting Pocu in a dangerous situation of his own making. The suspenseful story reaches a dramatic climax, made all the more vivid by Guevara’s highly charged artwork, including a pretty scary close-up of the tiger. A quick, peaceful resolution follows the excitement, keeping the goings-on from being too frightening, but the story may be strong stuff for some youngsters. Others who have powerful imaginations of their own will understand. A good read-aloud. (Reviewed January 1, 2003) -- Lauren Peterson
  • PreS-Gr 1 –When everyone wants to nap in the heat of the day, Pocu has no one to play with until a magic feather ignites his fertile imagination. Piece by piece, he creates a glorious tiger. Through the power of his imagination and/or the feather's magic, he renders an animal that insists on being taken to the village for dinner. Pocu is a clever young boy and he convinces the beast to take a nap first; while he sleeps, the child carefully dismantles him, much to the relief of the monkeys and parrots who have been actively voicing their concern. A wiser Pocu arrives home just in time for a welcome supper. The succinct text more than suffices as Guevara's gouache with chalk-pastel illustrations on mixed-media paper conjure up all the magic needed for a tantalizing flight of fancy. Luscious cool greens wrap around the bright yellow-orange of the tiger and the brilliant rainbow colors of the magic feather, while monkeys, parrots, and peacocks keep careful watch from the background. This is a perfect choice for reading aloud, with repeated swishes from the feather and warnings from the monkeys and parrots giving eager listeners an opportunity to join in on the story. Totally satisfying. –Jody McCoy, The Bush School, Seattle, WA --Jody McCoy (Reviewed December 1, 2002) (School Library Journal, vol 48, issue 12, p100)
  • Stunning, jewel-toned illustrations in gouache and chalk pastel on mixed-media paper bring a young boy's imagination to life in this riveting tale. Left on his own on a hot day when the other villagers would rather be napping, Pocu finds a peacock feather in the forest and waves it, creating an imaginary playmate. The first wave makes the air cool; the second makes the flowers bloom; and the third creates "a great murmuring shadow" that speaks, asking for eyes, paws, body, tail, and stripes. The somnolent swishing of the feather in the dark forest coupled with the shadow's seemingly innocent requests lull readers into the game; but soon the shadow reveals its true identity: a fierce, hungry tiger. Pocu is frightened until he remembers to use his feather. Each wave this time removes claws, paws, and tail, until Pocu finds himself alone again; now it is suppertime and he can go back to the village and join his family. Soft-focus illustrations in intense jades, blues, and browns evoke the deep forest setting; the peacock feather in a shimmery rainbow of colors stands out brightly. The tiger, first nothing but a dark swish, grows into a huge orange creature; the spread showing its ferocious face with its bared fangs is terrifying. Those who have scared themselves thinking about what might be lurking in the basement, in the attic, or out in the woods, will recognize the fun of make-believe fright as well as the welcome realization that the same force that created them can tame the beasts of the imagination. (Picture book. 4-6) (Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2002)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
118719
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lillegard, Dee
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • AD530L
  • Decoding demand: 63 (high)
  • Semantic demand: 79 (high)
  • Syntactic demand: 83 (very high)
  • Structure demand: 71 (high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
Reading level
2.6
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Guevara, Susan
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tiger
  • Magic
  • Tiger
  • Magic
  • Magic
  • Tiger
Target audience
primary
Label
Tiger, tiger, by Dee Lillegard ; illustrated by Susan Guevara
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
437888
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
40 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780399226335
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2002000272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399226335
  • (OCoLC)48906150
Label
Tiger, tiger, by Dee Lillegard ; illustrated by Susan Guevara
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
437888
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
40 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780399226335
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2002000272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399226335
  • (OCoLC)48906150

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