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Interview with a Tiger and Other Clawed Beasts Too

Written by Andy Seed

Illustrated by Nick East

Key Stage 1 Humorous The Natural World General Non-Fiction Reference Books

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Quirky information book lets ‘celeb’ animals speak for themselves

September 2020 Non-Fiction Book of the Month

This is a non-fiction book with a difference! Using his amazing ‘tranimalator’ machine, which, he tells us, translates animals’ sounds into words, author Andy Seed ‘interviews’ a horde or scary animals, including a tiger, a fierce honey badger and a snow leopard. He asks them some really interesting questions too and we learn all sorts of things – why humans are scared of wolves, how a massive animal like a giant anteater survives eating teeny little insects, what lionesses think of male lions (not much actually!). It’s quirky and lots of fun – some of these animal celebs have wicked senses of humour – but genuinely informative (I had no idea that jaguars eat caimans, or that giant armadillos build new dens every couple of days, or that sloths have mould growing on them!). It reminds us how many of these animals are threatened too and what we can do to help. The illustrations match the tone and it’s bright and engaging throughout. This is a book that children will be keen to share and to return to.  

Andrea Reece

Interview with a Tiger and Other Clawed Beasts Too Synopsis

If you could talk to animals, what would you ask? 'What are your top tips for catching prey, Tiger?' 'How do you help yourself to honey, Honey Badger?' 'Why do you howl, Wolf?

Get familiar with 10 fierce and furry beasts as they step up to the mic and share their habits, behaviour, likes and dislikes, favourite foods, and more. Each animal has its own story to tell... and its own attitude!

In this fun and fact-filled book, bite-sized text in a question-and-answer format is paired with colourful and engaging illustrations throughout, perfect for emerging or reluctant readers, or any young animal enthusiast who enjoys a bit of humour!

Features 'interviews' with a tiger, wolf, honey badger, giant armadillo, lion, jaguar, giant anteater, snow leopard, polar bear, and three-toed sloth. Plus, ideas for how to do your bit to help endangered species and their habitats.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783125661
Publication date: 17th September 2020
Author: Andy Seed
Illustrator: Nick East
Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Ecological and Environmental, Humorous, The Natural World, General Non-Fiction, Reference Books

About Andy Seed

Andy Seed is an author and poet. He writes memoirs, funny poems and humorous non-fiction books as well as all sorts of things for teachers. Two of his greatest passions are cheese and table tennis, which he feels sure could be combined somehow one day. Andy lives on the side of a hill in the woolly wilds of North Yorkshire where he grows comedy vegetables and the best weeds for miles around. He also loves visiting schools and getting children reading for enjoyment. Andy's most popular book for adults is All Teachers Great and Small and his most popular ...

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