WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE A TIGER

WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE A TIGER

ABOUT THE BOOK

Tigers don’t talk (well, at least not in ‘people’ language). Tigers don’t have names either. But then T-Cub is a very special tiger cub and he wants to tell you his story. It’s about his life in a forest in India and his animal friends (and foes) including monkeys, peacocks and elephants.

T-Cub is naughty, curious, lovable and brave (and sometimes scared too!). He is living the good life of a wild tiger—prowling the forest, loved by his Ma, teased by his sister. He is learning the ways of the jungle, to hunt, to be a tiger… And then one day his mother vanishes and T-Cub learns another lesson—it isn’t easy being a tiger.

SNAPSHOT REVIEW

  • A heart-warming story of T-Cub, an adorable tiger cub, who tells us what it is like to live and grow up in the forest. The story, which is a first-person narrative by T-Cub, successfully transports readers into the magical world of the forests and wild animals without glossing over serious issues like poaching, deforestation, habitat loss and extinction.
  • The mix of fiction and non-fiction ensures that kids across the age-groups of 6-10 years will engage with the book in different ways.
  • Maya Ramaswamy’s exquisite realistic illustrations will endear readers to T-Cub, his sister and their mother even more. The warm colours used to paint the tigers and their habitat exude a sense of happiness and optimism.
  • The book’s attractive format and high-quality paper and printing make it a keepsake.
  • A list of Prerna Singh Bindra’s recommended books and authors on animals and wildlife at the end is a definite plus.

CONCLUSION

An excellent introduction to the wonders of wildlife through the written word, this book will definitely have many young readers wanting to grow up to be tigers!

BOOK DETAILS

Author: Prerna Singh Bindra
Illustrator: Maya Ramaswamy
Language: English
Page Extent: 52 pages
Price: Rs 250.00
ISBN: 978-81-93314-128
Publisher: Speaking Tiger, 2017
Subject Category: Non-Fiction/Wildlife/Tiger
Age-group: 6+

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