The Tiger-Skin Rug by Gerald Rose
  

The Tiger-Skin Rug

Written by Gerald Rose
Illustrated by Gerald Rose

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A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection.

A welcome return of a deliciously witty classic. How an aging tiger, tired of hunting for his prey, manages to improve his life by disguising himself as a tiger skin rug in a house of plenty is a wonderfully entertaining story. Young readers will love being trusted by the tiger to share his scam; they know that the maharajah and his family are being tricked and the joke is, he can’t see it!

Synopsis

The Tiger-Skin Rug by Gerald Rose

It's amazing how easy it is for the tiger to pass himself off as a rug- he enjoys a life of luxury with the rajah's family, snacking on midnight feasts and playing with his children. He goes entirely undetected, until one night, when he risks expulsion from his comfortable abode as burglars break into the palace and he has to decide whether to stay in disguise as a rug - or save the rajah from a horrible beating. However, tigers who live in houses can have happy endings, as seen in this utterly brilliant picture book.

Reviews

'Gerald Rose at his brilliant best. Welcome Back, Tiger! '

'This is a flawless example of how pictures tell one story and words tell it differently'

'This is no ordinary picture book, but a terrific read aloud book with deft comic touches and intensely funny illustrations'

'An absolute joy ... This is a perfect picture book to reissue; a whole host of new readers will fall in love with the charismatic tiger and delight in the happy ending'
The Bookseller, Vanessa Lewis

About the Author

Gerald Rose was born in Hong Kong. When the Second World War started, his father became a prisoner of war, and Gerald and his mother were interned in a civilian camp, which was where he saw his first live tiger. Gerald studied at Lowestoft School of Art and the RA schools. Frustrated by the dearth of good illustrated books for children, his wife, Elizabeth, helped him to write and illustrate a number of books. Gerald won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1960 for Old Winkle and the Seagulls and won the Premio Critici in 1979 in Erba, Italy for 'Ahhh!' Said Stork. Gerald now lives in Hove, East Sussex.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Gerald Rose
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

6th June 2011

ISBN

9781408813034

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