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This classic children’s book (first published in the 1960s) follows the ‘fortunately, unfortunately’ format, and is an example of storytelling at its very best. Tiger finds Boy sitting on a rock and demands he run to avoid being eaten. Boy explains he’s too tired to run, he’s just escaped Rhino. He recounts his narrow escapes (‘That’s good,’ says Tiger) and Rhino’s determined pursuit (‘That’s bad’) until his story concludes with a wonderful twist that will delight children. There’s an air of spontaneity and excitement that’s hard to beat and Aliki’s bold, expressive, child-like illustrations look as fresh as ever in this handsome new edition.
A boy is sitting on a rock in the jungle when a tiger approaches him. Run! says the tiger, or I will eat you! But the boy is too tired to run and in order to avoid being eaten he tells the tiger a story.
What follows is a thrilling tale that will captivate young readers just as thoroughly as it captivated the hungry tiger. Kids will enjoy waiting breathlessly for every flip of the page as the boy tells his story involving a rhinoceros and a crocodile.
Originally published in 1963 and out of print for many years, this book by award-winning illustrator and author Aliki features fabulous vintage style illustrations.
This new edition preserves the vivid colours of the original book while introducing a new generation of young readers to a skilfully told story-within-a-story with a surprising and satisfying ending.
|Publication date:||5th March 2020|
|Author:||Joan M. Lexau|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Animals, General Fiction, Humorous, Wildlife|
JOAN M. LEXAU is an award-winning author of more than 50 children's books. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.More About Joan M. Lexau
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