When is a mouse not a mouse? When he's a tiger of course! This funny story is all about being who you want to be! This is a story about a mouse with BIG ideas. Mouse believes he is a tiger, and he convinces Fox, Raccoon, Snake, and Bird he's one, too! After all, Mouse can climb a tree like a tiger and hunt for his lunch, too. And not all tigers are big and have stripes. But when a real tiger shows up, can Mouse keep up his act?
With hilarious text by Karl Newson and bright and vivid illustrations from Ross Collins, this uproariously funny, read-aloud picture book encourages children to use their imaginations and be who they want to be!
Doesn't everyone want to be a tiger?
About the Author
Karl Newson is an up-and-coming children's book writer and illustrator from London. He grew up in Norfolk, and on rainy days he would stay indoors and draw until his pens ran out of color. He was inspired to write when his children were small, and he has been making up stories ever since. When Karl isn't writing, he enjoys watching science fiction films, reading adventure stories, and listening to music from the 1960s. He loves to gaze at the stars and wonder... and he always gets his best ideas just before bed. Karl is also the author of Here Comes the Sun, Little Gray's Birthday Surprise, Fum, and A Bear is a Bear.
Ross Collins was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Growing up, he was particularly fond of drawing and precariously swinging backward on chairs. He has illustrated over 100 books and has written several too, including This Zoo Is Not for You and What Does an Anteater Eat? Several of his books have been nominated for awards in the UK, including There's a Bear on My Chair, which was awarded the inaugural Amnesty International Honor. His book, The Elephantom, was adapted for the stage in London. He lives with a strange woman, a small boy, and a silly dog in Scotland.
* "Newson's fearless tone and Collins' humorous illustrations are a winning combination. The bold cartoons, set against bright, solid-colored backgrounds, are vibrant enough to be seen from the back of the classroom or storyhour room, and the expressions of each animal will definitely inspire rounds of giggles . . . This is one terrific book." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Mouse's overpowering self-confidence drives the humor behind this readaloud, and Collins' art, in thin crayon-like lines with watercolor, depicts with hilarity the wide-eyed astonishment of the other animals as Mouse convices them he really is a tiger." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The sentences are short and simple, making an amusing read-aloud for young children or early elementary students . . . A humorous animal tale that offers an unexpected perspective." -- School Library Journal