Monday, August 16, 2010


A little boy settles down on his couch prepared to enjoy a good book. He's barely cracked the cover, when CHOMP-CHOMP-CHOMP, he's interrupted by a tiger who is behind his couch chewing gum. He quiets the well-meaning and very apologetic tiger and settles down again, but soon Tiger is back, growling like a bear. And then doing karate. And then blowing a whistle. And then finding the whistle when it falls underneath the couch.…

Laura and I both thought this book, crammed full of great sound effects, would be perfect for taming those oh-so-well meaning wiggly little tigers in our primary grade classrooms. Not to mention teaching the rituals and routines of independent or partner reading (by the end the little boy and his obstreperous tiger friend are actually curled up on the couch enjoying a good book together…)

I didn't know S.J. Fore's work, but when I googled her, I found out that there is another book in the Tiger series, TIGER CAN'T SLEEP. I'm definitely going to look for it.

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