Feline lovers around the world rejoice!
Last month we celebrated Global Tiger Day, and as people around the world continue to work effortlessly to promote a global awareness of tiger conservation issues that will go on to encourage people to fight against the poaching of these precious animals. We have found another great way to promote the global awareness of tigers, and that has been through immortalising them in print!
Here are our top 5 tiger’s found in children’s books:
Tigger in Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne
Tigger is a cat that comes with his own song, thanks to the amazing Disney adaptations. “The wonderful thing about Tiggers” might just be stuck in your head all day! Tigger is rambunctious, fun loving and energetic, and kids of all ages love to read about him and watch his escapades.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea – Judith Kerr
In this lovely children’s book, Judith Kerr writes about an ever-hungry tiger who loves to eat everything in Sophie’s house. Washed down with a pot of tea, the meal grows larger and larger. This tiger is gentle, polite and voracious – we all wish he’d come round to ours!
Richard Parker in Life of Pi – Yann Martel
Alright, alright – Yann Martel’s book isn’t necessarily for the little ones, but we can’t leave “Richard Parker” off of this list. This nasty and violent predator can be completely scary, or innocent and kittenish (when faced with a fish). A truly captivating tiger in a captivating book.
Shere Khan in The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
We wouldn’t dream of leaving Shere Khan off of this list! Rudyard Kipling’s tiger is truly complex – a fierce and arrogant hunter that Mowgli has every reason to be wary of when strolling through the jungle.
Augustus and his Smile – Catherine Rayner
And now for something a bit more contemporary – Catherine Rayner paints a magic world with her story and illustrations. Augustus is on the hunt, but not for food – he is looking for his missing smile. Lovely and worth the read for kids of all ages!
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