PPBF: Mr.Tiger Goes Wild and a GIVEAWAY!

In honor of Perfect Picture Book Friday revving up another season today, I’m having my FIRST EVER


Win a signed copy! Leave a comment (until 9/19) and I’ll put your name in the hat (looks a lot like Mr.Tiger’s!)

Author/Illustrator: Peter Brown Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2013 Age Level: 3-6 Themes: tigers, animals, etiquette, city/town life, self-actualization Opening: Everyone was perfectly fine with the way things were. Everyone but Mr. Tiger. Summary: (From Amazon) Are you bored with being so proper? Do you want to have more fun? Mr. Tiger knows exactly how you feel. So he decides to go wild. But does he go too far? From Caldecott Honor artist Peter Brown comes a story that shows there’s a time and place for everything…even going wild.


Why I like it: It’s beautiful! You’ll have to check the cover under the jacket (notice the texture) too, but everything down to the endpapers, the color use, the graphic down-paring, the use of negative space – is well designed. During the read-aloud I attended on Peter Brown’s book tour, (if you live near NY – go to the PARTY) he explained his own difficulties sitting still in the classroom as a young child, longing to be wild and free, naturally. I can’t believe I didn’t ask if he too stripped himself – of the confines – and ran for the woods!


12xers with Peter Brown at the Tattered Cover, Denver (me, second from left) Resources/Activities: Have children talk about natural animal behaviors they are aware of: stalking, hunting, protecting, team-working, etc.; Discuss the use of color in the book and why the author/illustrator may have made the choices he did; Make your own book the Peter Brown way I’d also like to suggest two pairings for Mr.Tiger Goes Wild below. (See my critique group’s PB & J picture book picks HEREinspired by B&N’s – Books Made Better When Read Together)

And in honor of creatures everywhere, bored of behaving, AND to celebrate Roald Dahl’s birthday, I’d like to suggest one more:  More Perfect Picture Book Friday picks on Susanna Hill’s blogHERE Mr.Tiger Goes Wild trailer for Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/mpd/permalink/m3LR4ZEDXVLRAG/ref=ent_fb_link

87 thoughts on “PPBF: Mr.Tiger Goes Wild and a GIVEAWAY!

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  2. I just read a PPBF review of this on Vivian’s blog, Julie! Great minds think alike I guess 🙂 I was saying how much I want to read it, and now you’re giving a chance to win it in a giveaway! Pick me! Pick me! I love that although you and Vivian both chose the same book, your activities are very different giving parents and teachers wonderful choices for even more extensions of this book. Thanks for sharing! (And I’m so jealous you all got to meet each other and Peter Brown! :))


  3. I’ve been told that you can’t trust a tiger. You never know when they might be lion.

    But I’d welcome Mr. Tiger into my home if I were lucky enough to win your first draw! Great review, and SO jealous of your uber-fun Peter Brown encounter, wild CO gals!


  4. Julie, don’t pick Sus, don’t pick Sus! Pick me, pick me, pick me! *wink* I wanna win. *blathering*
    I have been wanting this one. You picked a great book. And I’m just so green-eyed (and it ain’t my hazel eyes) that you all got to meet and get a pic with him.
    Great activities! The MINPINS is soooooooo good!
    Growl. Snarl. Roar. Whoof. Miaow! 😉


  5. This sounds like just the right kind of book for boys who are planning on running away because they are too wild for their moms. I am for any book that builds self esteem and this book sounds just right.

    (Julie? Just a tip here. Your web page won’t load from Susanna’s site and I had to go back and load it from Vivian’s. May just be me, though. And I don’t want to worry you un necessarily. Check around first, OK? )


  6. I love the Minpins, it is fab that Roald Dahl has a day. You are so creative having a matching background for Mr. Tiger Goes Wild which sounds awesome!


  7. Just read it a B&N today. Fantastic book. Lions and tigers are a big hit in our house. Thanks to ALA my 3-year-old has a Mr. Tiger Goes Wild poster hanging on his wall, which of course, he loves. Congrats on the first giveaway Julie!


  8. I saw this book in Target today, but didn’t allow myself even to pick it up, knowing there was a giveaway for PPBF that I could get in on. *jumps around (figuratively), waving arms madly, shouting, “Me, Me, pick MEEEEEEEEE!”* 😉

    It sounds like a great book, but I”m most envious of you getting to meet Other Julie, Vivian, and Stacy!


  9. I love this post, Julie. This book sounds like a must-have. The pairings are great too. Fun picture of you and the gals– Peter Brown looks very happy!


  10. I love that picture! I wish we all could’ve flown to Denver:) Peter Brown shared a bit of the book at the NJSCBWI, and it looks like it’s going to be a new fave. The world could use a good mid-life crisis picture book!


  11. Two awesome reviews of Tiger Goes Wild at PPBF today! AND a chance to win! yay! This looks like such a fun book. Ever since seeing “Life of Pi” I have a hard time imagining a tiger in a top hat and being anything BUT wild.


  12. You shocked me with this line which I had to read TWICE: “I can’t believe I didn’t ask if he too stripped himself – of the confines – and ran for the woods!” Oh pregnant pauses… I’m always happy to look or read something you’ve created. Nice posting Julie.


  13. I got to hear his editor talk about it before it was in print, and we got a sneak peak. Awesome book. I’d love a copy. And an autographed copy would make me the happiest girl in the whole universe! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


  14. The photo is great! Love that you included it. I’m sure this book is wonderful. I love all of his books!
    I have a Peter Brown story. He was actually at our family (my husband’s family…his girlfriend is the daughter of my sister-in-law’s friends) Thanksgiving a few years ago…when I first started writing! I have to say meeting him was one of the things that inspired me to go for this. I was sitting across from someone who had actually been published…now that’s inspiring! This was right when Children Make Terrible Pets had just come out. I sent him a note just yesterday thanking him for the inspiration. I’m not sure he’ll remember me. I pretty much sat and stared LOL!


  15. I would love a signed copy of this book!! It’s gorgeous. I saw Peter Brown at NJSCBWI, he is fantastic. I even got a chance to see the centerfold which totally cracked me up.


  16. Oh gee whiz! Look who’s back again? Julie, sweetest, most generous, most talented, most beautiful, best painter and photographer and singer and dancer and chef…. not that I’m trying to butter you up or anything…. but just saying, I really could give that book a good home 🙂


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