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 Tiger vs. nightmare
 Author: Tetri, Emily

 Publisher:  First Second
 Pub Year: 2018

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 62 p., col. ill., 24 cm

 BTSB No: 876606 ISBN: 9781626725355
 Ages: 6-9 Grades: 1-4


Price: $20.71

Tiger and her best friend Monster are an unbeatable team, even when they're up against a big, scary nightmare. In graphic novel format.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.10
   Points: .5   Quiz: 500689

   School Library Journal (+) (12/01/18)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/10/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 12/01/2018 Gr 1–3—In this endearing graphic novel, an anthropomorphic tiger cub's best friend is the monster under her bed. Tiger's parents think Monster is imaginary, but every evening, they let Tiger bring Monster dinner. Monster eats, the two of them play games, and when Tiger goes to sleep, Monster scares the nightmares away and makes sure the little cub gets a good night's rest. But when a nightmare that even Monster can't handle appears, Tiger has to learn to face her fears herself. The characters are adorable, and Tiger's world is original and futuristic, with flying vehicles and industrial-style buildings. The graphics are in gorgeous full color, with an almost blurred watercolor effect, beautifully conveying both delightfully creepy nightmare scenes and vibrant daytime illustrations. An image of intrepid little Tiger staring up at the nightmare, a creature with a shadowy body and a horned skull, is especially striking. The use of panels of a multitude of sizes enriches the narrative. The speech balloons are particularly well done, adding dimension to every mood or situation. The vocabulary is approachable—kids will enjoy reading this on their own or with an adult. VERDICT Tetri has crafted a sweet, uplifting tale of best friends, imagination, bravery, and teamwork. Highly recommended for fans of Lorena Alvarez's Nightlights and anyone who has, or remembers having, nighttime terrors.—Kelley Gile, Cheshire Public Library, CT - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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