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“Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.” More
Summary: Bobby is an eight year old who loves adventure. His grandpapa, Mario, said that he had heard that there was a tiger in the woods and perhaps they could go on a safari to find the tiger. Together they went exploring and found all kinds of animals, birds, insects, flowers, and yes, after much searching, they discovered a tiger…of sorts. This picture book offers adventure and life lessons.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, family reading, read aloud book, learning to read.
Recommended Age: read together: 5 to 10; read yourself: 7 to 10
Interest Level: 5 to 9
Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a great adventure! It is well written, well illustrated, and a delight to the ear, eye, and imagination.
Pros: This is a simple and well illustrated story that will resonate with its targeted audience.
Borrow or Buy: If one is looking for a delightful and wholesome adventure story about an eight year-old and his grandfather and their search for a tiger, this book is a “must buy."
Educational Themes: The story focuses on the relationship of an eight year old and his grandfather as they set out to find a tiger in the woods. While on their ‘safari’, they discover many other species that live in the forest. The illustrations and the story line will spark the interest and curiosity of the reader and/or listener.
Literary Categories: Fiction - adventure, mystery, animal characters, picture book