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I am a Tiger

Written by Karl Newson

Illustrated by Ross Collins

Early Years Key Stage 1 Humorous

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Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2020 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2019

A deliciously playful fantasy tells how an audacious and ebullient mouse identifies himself as being something very much more than he is. Especially he dreams of being a tiger! But can he convince anyone else? Sadly for mouse, his lack of stripes, size and GRRR! make it pretty clear that he is certainly not a tiger. And, when a real tiger turns up, Mouse knows for sure that he won’t ever be a tiger. Can he be something else? Karl Newson and Ross Collins capture imaginative play perfectly.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for May 2019:

Everest: The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay by Alexandra Stewart

A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry

I Am A Tiger by Karl Newson

Stardust by Jeanne Willis


Find out more about the UKLA Book Awards here

I am a Tiger Synopsis

A witty and clever story about a little mouse with very big ideas - she believes she is a tiger! She manages to convince a raccoon, a fox, a snake and a bird that she is a tiger, and that they are not what they think they are! But when a real tiger turns up, can the persuasive little rodent manage to persuade the tiger that he is a mouse!

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509855148
Publication date: 16th May 2019
Author: Karl Newson
Illustrator: Ross Collins
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years, Key Stage 1
Topics: Humorous

About Karl Newson

Karl Newson is a talented new name in children’s books who lives in London. He writing stories on a variety of topics, from quiet bedtime reads, to wild, imaginative, wondrous tales. The sometimes writer of short poems, Karl loves to gaze at the stars and wonder why… and always gets his best ideas just before bed. Karl is the author of Here Comes the Sun, Fum, Little Grey's Birthday Surprise and A Bear is a Bear. I am a Tiger is his first picture book with Macmillan.

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