Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A Tiger Tale (or What Happened to Anya on Her First Day of School) By Mike Boldt / Book Review

Written and Illustrated by: Mike Boldt
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Released on: July 5th, 2016 - TODAY
Ages: 4 & up
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Rating: 4 Owlets - We Enjoyed It!
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

From the creative mind of rising star Mike Boldt comes a hilarious and original tale about overcoming back-to-school jitters, making new friends, and taking things in stride. 

Anya wakes up to discover that she has grown a tiger tail. Yes, a striped tiger tail. It also happens to be the first day of school. What will the other kids think? Are girls with tiger tails even allowed to go to school?! 

Anya is about to find out.

A fantastic story that young children can easily identify with, and will enjoy reading! Anya is worried about starting school. She's anxious, because she doesn't think she'll make friends, that she'll be different than everyone, and she'll be made fun of, because she woke up with a tiger tale. Even the kind reassurances of her parents don't calm her fears. She tries everything she can think of to get out of going. Her failed attempts for staying at home are hilarious. Readers of all ages will enjoy meeting this heart warming character, who learns that she really isn't that different from any of the kids at her school. 

This is a great picture book to pick up for any young read who's anxious about starting the first day at school. 

1 comment:

  1. I really love the parenthesis in the title of the book; it sets the mood for what's sure to be a grand story coming around the corner. The book seems to speak to a common source of nerves that most people have experienced at least at some point in their lifetime, but the plot handles it in a way that looks like it could have the potential for amusement along the way.


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