Tigon and the Liger by Keilly Swift

Tigon and the Liger

Written by Keilly Swift
Illustrated by Cosei Kawa


Tigon and the Liger by Keilly Swift

'Tyler the tigon was terribly rare. A big cat like him isn't found everywhere. Unique from his ears to his tail to his tum, his dad was a tiger, a lion his mum...' Tyler the tigon has never fitted in. Neither a tiger like his dad nor a lion like his mum, poor Tyler stands out like a sore thumb. Taunted and teased by the other jungle creatures, he flees into the forest with the weight of the world on his shoulders. But who should he find there? An equally extraordinary creature with a tale to match his own...A delightful story in rhyming verse about appreciating your differences and learning to love the skin you're in.


'The Tigon and the Liger is destined to become a new classic and is a book every child should grow up reading.' - Nicky Cox MBE, First News; 'The words, the narrative and pictures make this book a fantastic read! Plus such a relevant issue to teach younger children about being unique and comfortable with who they are!' - Scott Chudley, Deputy Head Teacher, Portway Primary School, Newham; 'This book is beautiful, the illustrations exquisite, but more than that, the key message about being comfortable in your own skin is important and powerful and it will no doubt become a favourite for children, parents, friends, grandparents, uncles, aunts, godparents and anyone else who wants children to appreciate each other's, and their own, differences.' - Lucy Campbell, award-winning family blogger; 'The appealing illustrations and important message of this book make it an essential choice for the primary classroom.' - Books for Topics; 'This is an important book with an important message.' - Let Them Be Small, parenting blog; 'This is a lovely rhyming tale with a good rhythm, making it a pleasure to read. The last double-page is charming, with a list of unusual creatures and illustrations to match, where the final sentence really involves the child in the story, making the book personal to them. It would help a child who may be finding it hard to make friends, or a child who feels different, for whatever reason.' - Little Parachutes library; 'Told in rhyme, The Tigon and the Liger is a wonderful story about being comfortable with who you are and being happy to be different... A pur-fect story for this important week!' - North Somerset Teachers'

About the Author

Keilly Swift grew up in the Bahamas, where she was something of a curiosity at the local school with her pale skin, blonde hair and very large glasses! She remembers the upheaval of returning to the UK as the new girl with an unusual accent almost as clearly as the shock of the wet British weather and her very first glimpse of snow! Keilly has worked in children's publishing for more than fifteen years for organisations including the BBC, Eaglemoss and Egmont, launching, writing and editing many successful titles, including Dorling Kindersley Find Out, The Magical World of Roald Dahl, The Magic Key and Thomas the Tank Engine magazines. She is currently Managing Editor at First News, the UK's only national newspaper for young people, which has won several awards and has more than two million readers each week. The Tigon and the Liger is her first picture book. You can find out more about Keilly at www.keillyswift.com.

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32 pages


Keilly Swift
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Lantana Publishing

Publication date

8th September 2016



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