Saturday, January 19, 2013
It's not always easy taking a 2-year-old to the library. They run, they grab things, they don't understand the concept of the "library voice." Most of the time, the Nugget's book choices consist of things she has arbitrarily snatched from the end of the shelves and thrown into the pile to be checked out as she's on her way to play with the library's toys. Sometimes this leaves us with some clunkers, like the book about animal life cycles that was a little TOO realistic, and sometimes it works out really well. Read to Tiger was one of those random books that the Nugget grabbed, and it ended up becoming one of our favorites.
The story is about a little boy who just wants to sit quietly and read his book. But he is prevented from reading by his lovable pet tiger, who is hanging around doing everything from chewing gum (chomp, chomp, chomp) to riding the little boy's toy train through the house (choo choo!). The included sound effects and the tiger's dialogue, which is just crying out for a silly voice, make this one great fun to read aloud. Kids of all ages will be laughing and wondering what the tiger will do next. Of course the Nugget gets a big kick out of this book, but older kids do too--I read this to the Buddy's kindergarten class last week and it was a huge hit. The ending is sweet and it fits the story perfectly.
It looks like this author has written at least one more book about Tiger, which is on our list to read. Definitely check this one out if you are looking for a fun, silly read aloud!