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 I am a tiger
 Author: Newson, Karl

 Publisher:  Scholastic Press (2019)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [26] p., col. ill., 27 cm

 BTSB No: 675372 ISBN: 9781338349894
 Ages: 3-5 Grades: K

 Mice -- Fiction
 Imagination -- Fiction
 Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $22.58

Despite the evidence Mouse insists that he is a tiger--or maybe a crocodile.

 Illustrator: Collins, Ross
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.10
   Points: .5   Quiz: 504301

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2019 PreS-Gr 1—Though the other animals he encounters insist he is not big enough, stripy enough, or a good enough climber to be a tiger, Mouse confidently maintains that he is a tiger and, furthermore, that the tiger's "twitchy nose" and "little hands and feet" make the tiger a mouse. Likewise the raccoon, fox, snake, and bird's features are akin to balloons and bananas. The outlook provides a good opportunity to more closely examine the familiar creatures in the illustrations. In the end, Mouse has a change of heart and decides with his teeth, claws, and tail, he is actually a crocodile. The illustrations accentuate the animal characters with expressive faces and engaging postures against backgrounds primarily made up of solid color. Mouse's voice is shown in a blocky, sans serif font, while the other characters' voices are shown in a serif font. The tiger's voice goes from a dense block print to the serif font of the other animals once Mouse makes his argument that the tiger is also a mouse. The sentences are short and simple, making an amusing read-aloud for young children or early elementary students. VERDICT A humorous animal tale that offers an unexpected perspective.—Kelly Topita, Anne Arundel County Public Library, MD - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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