The best tiger picture books

Fabi Santiago Author Of Tiger in a Tutu
By Fabi Santiago

The Books I Picked & Why

Little Tigers

By Jo Weaver

Little Tigers

Why this book?

Little Tigers tells the story of a mom tiger and her cubs searching for a new safe place to live. It’s a simple story about animals and survival, but it serves as a metaphor for humans too; when the place where we live isn’t safe anymore, don’t we seek refuge in a new home too? This book is perfect in every way, and Jo’s charcoal illustrations are just magical.


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Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

By Peter Brown

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Why this book?

This is one of those books you fall in love with at first sight. The story speaks to adults as well as children, who’ll connect with Mr. Tiger’s desire to run free and go wild. The illustrations are brilliant and the colour palette changes as Mr. Tiger goes from a “proper” civilised animal in a hat and suit to a roaring tiger, prancing naked in the wilderness.


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Tiger

By Nick Butterworth

Tiger

Why this book?

Tiger isn’t a tiger. He’s a kitten. But he likes to pretend he’s a real tiger. This is such a delightful story and Tiger is the cutest and most adorable character. it’s impossible not to love him and smile at his efforts to feel all grown-up.


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There's a Tiger in the Garden

By Lizzy Stewart

There's a Tiger in the Garden

Why this book?

This is a beautiful book that encourages children to use their own imagination. It tells the story of a little girl, Nora, who explores her grandma’s garden  — and her imagination, to look for a tiger that supposedly lives there. The illustrations are colourful and detailed and hold hidden clues for the younger readers to look for.


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The Tiger Who Came to Tea

By Judith Kerr

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Why this book?

Who doesn’t love this charming tiger? I’m a huge fan of Judith Kerr’s children’s books and her sweet and child-like illustrations, so I had to add this one to the list. It’s such a classic. My favourite thing is spotting Mog in the street when the family is on their way to the cafe.


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