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    1. The Tiger Rising
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    1. The Tiger Rising
    by Kate Dicamillo
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    Asin: 0763618985
    Catlog: Book (2002-07-01)
    Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
    Sales Rank: 7317
    Average Customer Review: 4.18 out of 5 stars
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    From the best-selling author of Because of Winn-Dixie comes the moving story of an eleven-year-old-boy, Rob Horton, who finds a caged tiger in the woods behind the hotel where he lives with his father.With the help of his new friend, Sistine Bailey, Rob must decide what to do with his discovery and at the same time come to terms with his past.
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Book Review:The Tiger Rising
    Tiger Rising, by Kate DiCamillo, is about a girl named Sistine who has just moved to a town in Florida, and meets a boy named Rob. Rob doesn't have to go to school for a while because he has a rash on his leg. One day he is out in the woods and he finds a tiger. The owner of the Kentucky Star Motel, where he is living, pays him to feed the tiger. Rob shows Sistine and she thinks he should let it go. In the end Rob ends up letting his emotions out of his "suitcase" that have been closed up for years. This book is about Rob finding himself. I thought it was a great book. I loved how Kate DiCamillo created the characters. They weren't really described very much, but you could picture them in your head. I really enjoyed reading this book. I'm sure you will to.

    5-0 out of 5 stars almost as good as the first one
    The book The Tiger Rising is an excellent book.It is about how this kid named Rob finds a tiger in a cage in the woods who meets someone and becomes best freinds.One of the friends wants to free the tiger. This book
    is recommended for grades 3rd to 5th.The characters have a lot of emotion. The author's style makes the book more interesting.This book is good for people who like characters that are always changing their minds about something. The Tiger Rising has characters that are very willing to save something.This book's author has many books relating to The Tiger Rising.

    5-0 out of 5 stars AGAIN AND AGAIN
    Kate DiCamillo has done it again. Along the same lines as "Because of Winn-Dixie" this story gets deep into the heart of it's main character.

    As a media specialist, I highly recommend ALL of DiCamillo's books. Buy them, check them out at a library, borrow them. Whatever you have to do...just read them. WONDERFUL!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Tiger Rising
    Rob Horton, a young, brave boy who is about to find something amazing in his life. As he lives in the "Kentucky Star Motel" with his dad, and he finds a tiger in the back of the Motel. A new person comes to his scool, called Sistine, and they both become best friends. Together they go and visit the tiger after school everyday. Whenone day they let the tiger out of his cage and the tiger runs to the motel. When they hear screams and shoots of a gun they knew what happened. The best friends learn what its like to lose something close to them, and how to get through it.
    "Tiger Rising" is a great book of family, bravery, and friendship. Dicamillo keeps you reading this book. Dicamilo also has you visualize whats happening in the book. I learned what it was like to lose something close to you. From this book I also learned what frindship really is.
    "Tiger Rising" is an exciting, page-turning book. I would recomend this book to anyone who likes an exciting, page-turning book. Also to someone who like's when they can visualize whats happening in in the story. And a story with friendship and family.

    3-0 out of 5 stars The Tiger Rising
    Title of Book: The Tiger Rising
    By: Kate DiCamillo
    Reviewed by: R. Gabayeron
    Period: 5

    The book The Tiger Rising is about a young boy named Rob Horton getting used to his surroundings after this mother died. Everyday on the school bus, his two brothers always tease him. Their names are Billy and Norton Threemonger. One day before the bus arrived, Rob went out into the woods and discovered a tiger locked in a cage. On that same day, there was a new girl named Sistine Bailey. At school, Rob was called into the office because the principal was concerned about something he had on his legs. The principal told him that his parents thought what was on his leg was contagious. He gave Rob a note to give to his father. Rob's father disagreed with what was on the note. While Rob wasn't at school, he did a lot of woodcarvings and helped his father. When his father didn't need any help, Rob helped Willie May, the housekeeper. Rob told Sistine Bailey about the tiger, and she wanted to free him. Rob wasn't sure it was the right thing to do. Beauchamp, the owner of the motel (where Rob lives) gives him the keys to the cage to feed the tiger everyday. Later on, Rob asks Willie May if he should free the tiger and she told him about her bird and when she let it free. Her bird died and it reminded Rob when his dad shot a bird. When Rob and Sistine freed the tiger, it ended up dying because Rob's father wanted to protect him. They had a funeral for the tiger, and everyone had some words to say. Sistine said a poem about him. Rob went back to school with Sistine and they became best friends.

    I thought the book was okay because Rob and Sistine freed the tiger, but it died. "It ain't our tiger to let go," said Rob. This showed that Rob didn't touch things that weren't his. In one part of the book, Rob was scared to let the tiger out because he thought it might eat him. Sistine told Rob that it wouldn't eat them unless it was hungry. At the end, Rob let the tiger out because he wanted it to be free.

    "You want to get introduced proper?" said Beauchamp. Beauchamp, the owner of the motel, asked Rob to feed the tiger everyday. Rob asked him if he was going to free the tiger. Beauchamp said he might sell it or just kill it and make a coat out of the skin. The owner didn't seem to care about the tiger. Beauchamp told Rob to keep the tiger a secret, but he told Sistine and Willie May.

    My favorite part of the book was when Beauchamp gave Rob the keys to the cage of the tiger. This was my favorite part because Rob told Sistine that he got the keys. Sistine was so excited and then they freed the tiger. The sad part was when the tiger died and they gave it a funeral. Everyone loved the tiger very much. Rob's father was sorry to kill the tiger. He just wanted to protect his son. ... Read more


    2. Lafcadio, The Lion Who Shot Back
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    Asin: 0060256753
    Catlog: Book (1963-01-06)
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Sales Rank: 12611
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    First published in 1963, the late Shel Silverstein's children's bookdebut Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back, will resonate with youngreaders much as it did 40 years ago. The affable narrator Uncle Shelby'sstory begins: "Once there was a young lion and his name was--well, Idon't really know what his name was because he lived in the jungle witha lot of other lions and if he did have a name it certainly wasn't aname like Joe or Ernie or anything like that." That all changes,however, when a circus man discovers the lion's skills as a marksman(the lion took a gun from a hunter he ate) and names him Lafcadio theGreat. When the circus man takes Lafcadio to New York City, the storytakes on a certain Crocodile Dundee quality--the lion eats themenu at a fancy restaurant, demands marshmallows (he likes the sound ofthem), and is captivated by the hotel elevator. As Lafcadio becomes morecivilized and rich and famous, however, he becomes more unhappy. In theend, to entertain the increasingly despondent star, the circus man takesLafcadio hunting in Africa where he encounters his old lion friends onthe other end of his gun. Is Lafcadio now a man or is he a lion? Hedecides he is neither and wanders alone into the valley. In typicalSilverstein style, this exuberantly-silly-yet-poignant fable,illustrated with simple, expressive line drawings, asks more questionsthan it answers. The glee the author derives from wordplay and the soundof language is positively contagious. This read-aloud classic belongs onevery child's bookshelf. (Ages 6 to 10) --Karin Snelson ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Reading this book for the 100th time
    I am reading this book for the 100th time but I am reading it for the first time to my new son. My mother first read me Lafcadio in 1978. I made here reread it over and over. Now I am shareing it with my son Garrett. I hope he askes me to read it 100 times to him.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Book
    Lafcadio is a young lion who is different from the rest. One day he meets face to face with hunters and he eats them up. He took the gun along with him. Everyday he went behind the mountain and practiced shooting and he became the best shooter in the jungle. But one day, a man came to him.

    This book is great!! I first read it in fourth grade and I loved is so much, I read it more often!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars I Loved This Book as a Child
    I first read Lafcadio when I was in, oh, first grade I think. Now I am thirteen years old, and just two nights ago I decided to read Lafcadio again.

    This book tells an interesting tale of how one lion out of many always dreams of something new. Lafcadio is a young lion who is, instead of afraid, curious, about hunters and their ways. He meets one one day and soon eats the hunter and takes the gun. Lafcadio learns how to shoot it in as many ways possible. Soon the lion is taken into the city and becomes famous.

    I love the book for the creativity, humor, and description put into it. I always loved Shel Silverstein's work as a kid but this one takes the cake.(...)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great read-a-loud book
    I discovered this treasure after reading Shel's poetry books to the kids. I read it to them on a long flight across the country and had the people in the seats around me listening in discreetly. It has some great morals and gems in it. About knowing who you are inside and finding your way in this world. And about the absurdity of hunting from the lion's point of view. The kids just love the bit about every lion having their own hunter's rug.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Six Stars!!!
    This is an exceptional book for all ages. Silversteins wonderful illustrations and humor are throughout this book. But the message is what makes this book so wonderful. It is a story about a lion but what this lion is dealing with child experience and grow up with this peer pressure and then the consequences we must pay for our action. This is a great book that everybody should read. Shel Silverstein has the most original way to get this message across and the humor with this book and how he describes " Uncle Shelby " is very insightful! ... Read more


    3. Leo the Late Bloomer
    by Robert Kraus
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    Asin: 006443348X
    Catlog: Book (1994-03-30)
    Publisher: HarperTrophy
    Sales Rank: 23190
    Average Customer Review: 4.62 out of 5 stars
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    Leo isn’t reading, or writing, or drawing, or even speaking, and his father is concerned. But Leo’s mother isn’t. She knows her son will do all those things, and more, when he’s ready. ‘Reassuring for other late bloomers, this book is illustrated with beguiling pictures.’—Saturday Review.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A pleasing look at how children can develop differently.
    What better way to explain to a child that it's OK to be different? Leo the Late Bloomer is a classic of American children's stories with brilliant illustrations that bring the tale to life. Leo the young tiger doesn't lead a "normal" child's life and his Father is constantly worried that something is wrong with his son. Leo experiences many of the childhood frustrations that we are all too familiar with such as being unathletic, unartistic or ostracized by your peers. Over time Leo absorbs what the others have been doing and eventually blossoms with a newfound love for life. This book brilliantly conveys the revelation of a child discovering his or her place in the giant world. Leo the Late Bloomer is a timeless classic with a relevant social message and is an enjoyable read for any age child

    5-0 out of 5 stars Use This Book to Boost Your Child's Self Esteem
    This is a great book that I like to read to my first graders on the morning of the first day of school. The illustrations are colorful and leave room for the reader to ask comprehension questions while reading. It's a terrific read-aloud, especially on the first day of school when students are nervous about starting the new year.

    I value this book most of all because it allows students to understand that it's okay if they can't do everything that their classmates do. We grow in our own good time, but sometimes a five or six year old can't understand why they can't do what the girl across the room does regularly. This book can help alleviate those concerns, leading to greater self esteem on the part of the child. As a teacher, in my opinion this is the best aspect of the book. If you teach kindergarten or first grade, or if you have children of your own at that level, this is a great book to boost their self esteem.

    However, I caution you that this is not a book that you should rely on if you are the parent of a special needs child. This is a wonderful read-aloud children's book, especially for special needs children, but it is not a resource guide for parents and should not be viewed as such.

    5-0 out of 5 stars We Really Liked This Book!
    This story is about Leo who isn't good at a lot of things. One day he can do the things he couldn't do before. He needed time to be good at differnt things. We liked this story because Leo didn't think he was good at anything, but he felt really proud of himself in the end.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Can't do anything right?
    The book begins by saying Leo couldn't do anything right. What child can't identify with the frustrations of not being able to accomplish what someone else accomplishes? Many children generalize and say they can't do anything right when they met with failures. This book is encouraging for any child, regular or special education. Another book to use with this one is Little Lemon - Activities for Developing Motivation and Memory Skills by Betsy B. Lee. It has a story, song, discussion questions, and lessons to help develop learning strategies by giving specific techniques. Leo, the Late Bloomer does not give this kind of instruction but it is very encouraging and a big help.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Tiger tiger burning bright
    Since 1971 the delightful story of Leo the tiger, and proverbial late bloomer, has been charming children and adults. The story of Leo is the story of many a child. He does not speak, or eat nicely. He does not draw or do anything particularly well. This comes as a bit of a concern to Leo's pop, but him mother reassures him that in time Leo will "bloom". The story in and of itself could be made or broken by the illustrations. Put into the wrong hands, this story could easily have been drawn in a syrupy ooey-gooey mentality. There is a definite danger of cutesiness. Illustrator Jose Aruego, however, never allows this to happen. You've not seen such a sad little tiger cub as Leo. In beautiful scenes of subtlety and oomph, Leo's environment, friends, and parents are rendered in interesting and unique ways. The colors are lovely and evocative. And the emotions of the characters are perfect. Every stripe on Leo's body is an undulating shade of purple. Aruego has advanced watercolor to the next level, creating a book that is (no doubt about it) art. If you like art, or watercolors, or cute tiger cubs, then you won't want to miss out on this sweet little number, "Leo the Late Bloomer". ... Read more


    4. Sabertooths and the Ice Age (Magic Tree House Research Guide)
    by MARY POPE OSBORNE, NATALIE POPE BOYCE
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    Asin: 0375823808
    Catlog: Book (2005-02-22)
    Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
    Sales Rank: 341203
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    5. Close Your Eyes (New York Times Best Illustrated Books (Awards))
    by Kate Banks
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    Asin: 0374313822
    Catlog: Book (2002-09-24)
    Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
    Sales Rank: 14006
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    A mother tiger wants her baby to go to sleep, but the little tigerresists. "'If I close my eyes,' he said, 'I can't see the sky.'" She assures himthat he will not only see the sky when he sleeps, but will float among cloudsand be cradled by the moon. Not in the least assured, the little tiger complainsthat if he closes his eyes, he will miss seeing the tree and the bird with bluefeathers. With each concern, his mother consoles him with a comforting thought.If this gentle give-and-take were not calming enough for a bedtime story,Hallensleben's lovely dreamscapes (And If the Moon Could Talk)will surely do the trick. Double-page paintings of cloud animal shapes (with thelittle tiger cozying up with the moon), the "big mountains where the rainlives," and of mother tiger licking her baby are utterly hypnotic. Youngchildren who are afraid to go to sleep will learn that "Dark is just the otherside of light. It's what comes before dreams" and that mom is never very faraway. (Ages 3 to 6) --Karin Snelson ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful modern "go to sleep" tale.
    This is a bedtime book for little kids that will be appreciated by adults too. The very simple story adresses a young cub's concerns about going to sleep with the lights out (whether the cub is the little tiger in the book, or your own little cub in their bed.)

    As mentioned in the other reviews, Kate Banks text is lovely -- simple and poetic; easy and fun to read. But, it is the illustrations that are really special to me, and how well they work with the story that really elevates this book to the level of classic. The illustrations are beautiful, simple and bold. Very little kids will be captivated -- and their expressive power will be felt by adults too.

    Whether you buy books for a small child or just collect picture books for their artwork this is a must have.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A beautiful bedtime book!
    This is a wonderful book that my 20mo old adores. Its about a little tiger who is scared to go to sleep at night. The mother tiger comforts him and explains to him that he doesnt need to be scared and that she will be right there if he needs her. One of the quotes is so beautiful, the mother tiger says to the baby tiger "dark is just the other side of light. It's what comes before dreams." My heart melted when I read that for the first time and I thought that was a perfect way to tell a child that its ok to close your eyes and go to sleep. This book will be a big hit at bedtime!

    5-0 out of 5 stars a charming book for your youngster
    This is probably one of the sweetest books I have ever read. The conversation between the mother and the little tiger is realistic and sweet without it being cloying. The artwork is spectacular--very colorful without being garish or too busy. This is a lovely pre-bedtime book that allows your child to get comfortable with the idea of going to sleep and discovering the positives in what might seem scary about nighttime. I wholeheartedly recommend this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Easy Read For Adults and Kids
    This is probably one of my son's favorite books, and it's one of my favorite books to read to him. I especially appreciate the way the book conveys the worries and fears of the Little Tiger (similar to worries and fears little kids have!) and the reassuring answers the mother tiger comes up with...

    It's also a calming read, so if your son or daughter gets excited reading silly books before bedtime like mine does, you'll want a book like this around.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Bedtime Story for Little Ones
    How charming and how appropriate! Little Ones don't want to close their eyes and neither does the little tiger, but with a kind warmth and reassurance from his mother, the little tiger accepts that he will not "miss out" on anything because he will use his imagination when his eyes are closed. Then, knowing his mother will always be near by, he can sleep without fear and feelings of loss. A timely and subtle teaching lesson emerges to satisfy and comfort every child reluctant to "close their eyes" at bedtime.
    Evelyn Horan - teacher/counselor/author
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    6. Who Is the Beast?
    by Keith Baker
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    Asin: 0152001220
    Catlog: Book (1994-10-31)
    Publisher: Voyager Books
    Sales Rank: 184799
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    A friendly tiger is confused by jungle animals fleeing from a beast, until he discovers he is the beast! “Graced with a compelling beauty, this gifted author/illustrator’s imaginative story presents a timeless message to young readers.”--Publishers Weekly
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Aah, my favorite!
    A tiger wonders why everything avoids him, and compares his body
    to other creatures. We love this book for the extraordinary artwork, full of detail.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Beast is the Best
    I have no children of my own but have been a nanny for 6 years. Of all the stories I've read . . . this is by far the best! I give it to every person I know with children! Thank you for such a wonderful story, such beautiful artwork and such wonderful sounds!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Who is the beast?
    This is a true picture book-as the pictures tell the story beyond the words. The illustrations go the distance for story time reading, as well as working for up close inspection (be sure to look for that unconcerned snail on every page!). I just never tire of this book and its illustrations, and I have been a fan of it for six years. The illustration of carp, tiger, and jungle folliage provide visual saturation satisfaction. The simple repetitious rhymes are fun to say, they roll off the lips in a way not always found in rhyming text, with wonderful repeating sounds. The story message is sweet, loud and clear, yet subtle at the same time. Thank you for this gem, Mr. Baker!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Beast is the Best!
    A gentle reminder that we are not all so different after all.

    My two young boys love this book - just as they love The Magic Fan by the same author. It's one of their favorite bedtime stories.

    The illustrations feature some of the most beautiful colors and overall design. My kids really like the way the artwork goes all the way to the edge of the page.

    We'll probably buy everything else by this author.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I thought your book was good.
    Dear Mr. Baker,

    We read your book "Who Is theBeast?". We liked your book a lot. You wrote that the tiger hasyellow and black stripes, but we don't agree. You drew him with orange and black stripes in your book. Why is that? Keep writing we like your books.

    - Mackenzie & Caren ... Read more


    7. The Conch Bearer
    by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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    Asin: 0689872429
    Catlog: Book (2005-03-01)
    Publisher: Aladdin
    Sales Rank: 248856
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    8. Tawny Scrawny Lion
    by Kathryn Jackson, Gustaf Tenggren
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    Asin: 0307021688
    Catlog: Book (2001-07-15)
    Publisher: Golden Books
    Sales Rank: 39723
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars I'm 23 now, and I've loved this book since I was 3!
    I had this book and the tape that went with it when I was a little kid. It's a great book for little kids- wonderful illustrations and a funny story that's fun for grown ups and children alike. ... Read more


    9. I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories
    by DR SEUSS
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    Asin: 039480094X
    Catlog: Book (1969-09-12)
    Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
    Sales Rank: 19536
    Average Customer Review: 4.88 out of 5 stars
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    Illus. in full color. The Cat in the Hat tells us three zany stories-in-verse about his son, his daughter, and his great-great-grandfather. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Dr. Seuss makes a series of lessons in a trio of stories
    "I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories" presents a trio of stories told in verse and illustrated by Dr. Seuss in 1969. Each story makes a simple point. The title story is about a young fellow who looks like a smaller version of the Cat in the Hat (there is reason to believe he is part of the next generation) who declares that he can lick thirty tigers today. However, as soon as he see the thirty tigers he starts finding reasons to whittle down that number, which should indicate to young readers the problems of biting off more than you can chew (pick whatever phrase that expresses this idea you like even if it is your eyes are bigger than your stomach).

    "King Looie Katz" is about the fancy cat named Looie who was the King of Katzen-stein and who was so proud of his royal tail that not only did he wash it every morning in a ten-gallon golden pail. In fact, King Looie is so proud that he decides that his tail should never be allowed to touch the earth and he made Fooie Katz follow him around and keep from dragging on the ground. When Fooie notices his tail is sagging he makes Kooie Katz lift up his tail. Soon all the cats in Katzen-stein are walking round and round keeping each other's tails from dragging on the ground. All the cats, that is, except one in this simple story about being more "demo-catic."

    Finally there is "The Glunk that Got Thunk," which has the distinction of being the wordiest Dr. Seuss story I have ever read. The sister of the small cat we met in the first story likes to go upstairs after supper and use her Thinker-Upper. Usually she thinks up friendly little things with smiles and fuzzy fur. But one night she decides to go for go for something more fun and discovers she has thunked a Glunk. There are two problems with this. First, a Glunk cannot be UN-thunk. Second, this Glunk calls his mother each night, which is an expensive long distance phone call (ten dollars a minute), and this particular Glunk will never stop talking (which explains why this story gets so wordy; beginning readers will be amazed). There are actually several lessons that can be drawn from this one.

    None of these are what I would call first level Dr. Seuss books but there are three of them, which just about adds up to a solid collection. You readers might find it strange to find three short stories collected in one, but there are other such collections out there. These stories are a bit more inclined towards making points beyond the good doctor's normal delightful infatuation with the realm of imagination.

    5-0 out of 5 stars If you love Dr. Seuss, you need this book
    This is one of the great Dr. Seuss books that a lot of people don't seem to know about. Really, really fun and a little bit different from the others. My nephew cracks up every single time I read it to him.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Lessons taught in the most wonderful way possible
    These three stories are a wonderful trip for children into an imaginative world, where they learn important lessons, in the most fun way possible.
    In the first, 'I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today' the character learns that his bravado does not live up to the reality, in 'The Glunk that Got Thunk' children learn how insurmountable problems can be solved by working together and keeping a level head, and in 'King Loii Katz' children learn a very important lesson:
    That sometimes one has to follow ones own conscience and put a stop to the bandwagon. It only takes one to say 'ENOUGH'.
    Beautifully illustrated, and with a wonderful sense of humour and imagination.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My Favorite as a Child, Now My Daughter's Favorite. . .
    This book (or books, since there are 3 complete stories within the covers) is a fantastic journey into the extended family of the Cat in the Hat. His great great great grandfather learns a lesson about hubris. His son learns the dangers of overconfident bragging. His daughter learns the value of teamwork, and why families need to stand up for one another. The language is delightfully silly for children, yet parents will recognize friends, family and foes in Seuss' wise and deadly accurate characterizations. I got this book c.1970 and it was my favorite, now my 3-year old daughter has me read it every day. NOTE: As a four year old, I found the Glunk a little scary. My daughter doesn't seem to have that apprehension! A pleasure to read that children will love!

    5-0 out of 5 stars If you want a memory that will last forever...
    This book is one that has followed me through my entire life in the memories shared between me and my father. He read me these stories when a was a child and the memories still make me smile as I've just graduated from college. I recommend this book to all parents and children, and make sure you read it together. ... Read more


    10. Lionboy
    by Zizou Corder
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    Asin: 1565118316
    Catlog: Book (2003-12-01)
    Publisher: Highbridge Audio
    Sales Rank: 318844
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Mysteriously missing parents, a boy who speaks Cat, an extraordinary floating circus, and a handsome hoodlum villain...get ready for one of the most spectacular adventure stories around! When young Charlie Ashanti returns home one day to find an empty house, he launches immediately into the journey of a lifetime. Sleazy Rafi, a teenage boy who can usually be found lurking around the playground, shows up, claiming that Charlie’s parents have gone on a trip. Our hero plays dumb and quickly escapes Rafi’s clutches only to find himself stowed away on the most remarkable ship the Thames River has ever kept afloat. Taking advantage of his astonishing ability to speak the language of cats, Charlie sets in motion a chain of communication from London to Paris via scruffy alley toms, fluffy lap kitties, and even a ferocious lion or two. Along the way, the clever boy manages to stay one step ahead of the rogues pursuing him, but unfortunately always one step behind his parents.!

    Penned by a mother/daughter team who call themselves Zizou Corder, Lion Boy is the first in a trilogy that is bound to become a classic. Readers will shriek when they read the evil yet tantalizing words at the conclusion--"To Be Continued..."--and won’t rest until they get their hands on all three breathtaking, funny, well-written titles. (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A boy that can talk to cats...
    WARNING: CONTAINS MANY SPOILERS...Charlie Ashanti is a brown boy from England, and one day he comes home and his parents are gone! His mother has written a message in her blood for Charlie to take along with him if there is any trouble. Rafi, a teen with a shaved head and a leather coat is after Charlie, and it is not pretty for either of them! For one, Charlie sees a magnificent floating circus on the ocean, a maroon color with nice music coming from it. He was fleeing from Rafi, so he was tucked away, hiding, in a police boat. The policeman gets thrown off board, and Charlie Ashanti climbs onto the floating circus. Finally he gets accepted into it as the monkey boy, but when the lions on the boat escape from their cages, and Charlie coaxes them back in talking cat, he is kept with Maccomo, the lion tamer. Parents kidnapped by Rafi, Charlie doesn't know how to find them, sending rolled-up messages in cat's mouths back and forth won't work forever! The lions and Charlie make a plan to escape, and on the actual day of the circus, they make a daring attempt to flee. Out in the audience, there is Rafi, with Maccomo and Mabel, a white woman who tames tigers. Maccomo has always loved her, but she had gotten an austrian boyfriend recently. The only way to distract Maccomo so they could escape, Charlie knew, was to invite Mabel out to dinner. Charlie uses his cell phone to text message Mabel as if he was Maccomo to go out to dinner with him at a fancy restaurant after the show. He did the same, text-messaging as Mabel, asking Maccomo to go out to dinner, and then he was all set! Now Charlie believes that the lions and he can escape. Rafi sells people for their talents for money, and that is what he is trying to do with Charlie's mum and dad. When Maccomo tells him that the lionboy's name is Charlie, Rafi knows he is on the right track! Charlie has to walk across a rope on a young lion's back, high above the ocean, run through streets with the lions in shadows...without being seen. The lionesses don't keep up with the other lions and Charlie. Charlie hears a human scream, and he knows it was Rafi, wounded by the lionesses. Then a splash, and Rafi is in the water. The lionesses catch up, lurking into a dark tunnel with an endless black abyss....LIONBOY IS A WONDERFUL BOOK, one of my FAVORITES! I'm not going into any more detail about the book, just saying, you should BUY IT!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastically Great Book
    When I read the authors' bio, I was hesitant to read this, so I postponed it for over a year...what a waste! Very creative plot line with extremely interesting characters. A boy that speaks cat! Lions that understand English! Kidnapped parents! Futuristic problem...(although I found these a bit politically correct and tiresome, they are necessary for the plot, I suppose)! Villians, Heroes, talking animals...a classic quest story with a new twist...and left unfinished...forcing us to wait for the sequel and the sequel to the sequel...! Ah me, THIS IS A GREAT BOOK!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Lionboy
    This adventures book is an awsome book. I like this book because the main character goes on many adventures. Charlie joins a circus,is rescuing loins, and at the same time looking for his parents who were kidnapped. To me this book is some what like Silverwing. I really recommend this book to every body.An AWSOME book!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected.....
    I previously thought that Charlie was older, like...13 or so.I was a bit surprised that it wasn't so, but I immediately liked the book for its smooth tone and style.The premise of the plot has already been addressed by others, so read those for a quick summary.


    The Good:
    *The writing style itself was effective, descriptive, and appropriate for the age level.
    *It stresses the importance of lions being wild animals, and thus should be treated as such.
    *The futuristic setting is interesting, if not all that special.

    The Bad:
    *Charlie seems to be a perfect character.He's only about, ten years old, and he already knows French, English, an African language, Arabic, and other languages.I find that a bit hard to believe.He's also described as athletic, brave, and clever.
    *The description gets increasingly weary page after page.The authors describe boring things, things that aren't important to the plot.Its very annoying during a certain turning point in the plot, where you're a bit more interested in what Charlie is about to do, rather than the act taking place.
    *The authors only give one of the six lions a name!That lion is Elsina, who is a character who is two-dimensional.The other lions are referred to constantly as 'the young lion', 'the oldest lion', 'the bronze lioness', 'the silvery lioness', and the 'yellow lioness', referring to each character by their description instead of a name.It got very tiresome for me.
    *The entire middle is very, very tedious to read and boring.Enough said.


    All in all, Lionboy is a good book if you're not really expecting much from it.I am reading the sequel, personally becuase there are a lot of mysteries that need to be answered, and because I like the lions and the cats, even if they don't have names.The sequel is already promising to be much less boring, which is definitely a good thing.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An amazing animal adventure
    I really liked this book because of all the travel and adventures with animals.The story of about why Charlie can speak cat language is interesting.I can't wait to read the next one. ... Read more


    11. The Lion's Paw (Little Golden Book Series)
    by JANE WERNER WATSON
    list price: $2.99
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    Asin: 0307960080
    Catlog: Book (2000-12)
    Publisher: Golden Books
    Sales Rank: 26978
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    Book Description

    In this famous African folktale, a lion has a thorn in its paw. Who will take it out? Only the little mouse is brave enough! Children will learn a lesson about compassion as they look at breathtaking paintings of African animals by renowned illustrator Gustaf Tenggren. A Little Golden Book Classic! ... Read more


    12. That's Not My Lion (Touchy-Feely Board Books)
    by Fiona Watt
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    Asin: 0794500471
    Catlog: Book (2002-01-01)
    Publisher: E.D.C. Publishing
    Sales Rank: 124751
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A favorite!
    Our son got this book from some of our UK friends when he was about 2 months old. He's 6 months old now and this is his favorite! He squeals and gets very excited when we pull it out to read it each day. We recently got the "That's Not My Dinosaur" title for him as well...he doesn't like it as much yet, but he is used to us reading "lion" to him. High praises to Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells for creating such a great book! We will definitely get this book for any friends who have babies on the way!

    5-0 out of 5 stars His favorite book!!
    We got "That's not my lion" as a gift for our six-month old, and he absolutely loves it. From the first time we read it, he figured out how to feel all of the pages and smiles and laughs each time he looks at it! He even picks this book out of the pile of other books. It has nice thick 'baby-proof' pages that he can chew on and can learn to turn. I would recommend this book to anyone!

    5-0 out of 5 stars That's Not My...Books are Excellent!
    I purchased this and two other "That's Not My..." board books in Australia recently for my 1 year old. These books were well worth the price as they quickly became his favorite night time reading. He can easily turn the pages and touch and feel the lion's ears, tail or teeth. He especially enjoys scratching the lions paws. The "That's not my lion ..." line is just the level of repetition that he requires. I would definitely recommend these books and plan to purchase the rest of the series. ... Read more


    13. Cougars (Predators in the Wild)
    by Anne Welsbacher
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    Asin: 0736813160
    Catlog: Book (2002-07-01)
    Publisher: Capstone High-Interest Books
    Sales Rank: 1589781
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    14. Tawny Scrawny Lion (Big Little Golden Books)
    by KATHRYN JACKSON
    list price: $8.99
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    Asin: 0375828389
    Catlog: Book (2004-05-11)
    Publisher: Golden Books
    Sales Rank: 310368
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Once there was a tawny scrawny lion who chased monkeys on Monday—kangaroos on Tuesday—zebras on Wednesday—bears on Thursday—camels on Friday—and on Saturday, elephants!

    So begins the funny, classic Golden story of a family of ten fat rabbits that teaches the hungry lion to eat carrot stew—so that he doesn’t eat them!
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Bundle of Fun
    this is so good of a book its fun to read and the lion is a sucker for carrot stew kids of all ages will love this book

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very fun to read
    What a wonderful and fun story this is. I love reading this book to my daughter and have read it to her in whole or part dozens of times. Since it is a joy to read and the story flows page to page, I don't mind reading it to her again and again even if she'll only sit still for a few pages (she's currently only 6 ½ months old).
    While I understand that to make finding things easier books for children get categorized by age (and this one is in the 4 to 8) don't be misled into thinking that this book isn't suitable for babies or toddlers, they simply need someone to read it to them. I love this book and if she chews and tears the pages I'll gladly buy another.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Tawny Scrawny Lion is worthwhile children's literature.
    I've been reading this book to my first graders for years. It never fails to inspire lively discussion on such topics as friendship, sharing, trust, and a host of other worthy subjects. The story is fun, and the messages are gentle, but my six year olds never fail to pick up on them. This is a story that has been around since my childhood and it is as entertaining and fresh a story as it was then. I highly recommend this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This book is my favorite
    This book is the best, I had it as a little girl and I use tosing along with the tape that came with it. Only now I no longer havethe tape just the book, So if anyone knows where I can get the tape that goes with Tawny Scrawny Lion please let me know I would appreciate it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Humorous for adults, kids love it
    This re-issue in hardcover is a welcome relief from all of the Disney/PBS pulp Golden Books has been dishing out.

    Summary: a lion is still scrawny due to the running he has to endure to capture his daily meal. The thinning herd cunningly convinces an unsuspecting fat rabbit to walk up to the lion as an emissary to "talk things over." The rabbit invites the lion to a carrot stew dinner with his nine fat siblings. The lion goes along, dreaming of ten rabbits, but all ends well. It's a kid's book, after all.

    A vegetarian fable, of sorts! Parents will appreciate the dark humor. Great for 3 - 4 year olds.

    A good companion book is the Saggy, Baggy Elephant, also in hardcover reprint, with the same artist and writer. ... Read more


    15. Tiger Math: Learning to Graph from a Baby Tiger
    by Ann Whitehead Nagda, Cindy Bickel
    list price: $16.00
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    Asin: 0805062483
    Catlog: Book (2000-09-01)
    Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
    Sales Rank: 178137
    Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Learn to graph while following the growth of T.J., an orphaned Siberian tiger cub who is hand-raised at the Denver Zoo.

    T.J. is a Siberian tiger cub born at the Denver Zoo. One day he stops eating. The zoo staff tries to tempt him with treats, but he refuses them all. The staff doesn't give up, and finally their love and persistence pay off. T.J. grows up to be a huge, healthy tiger.

    The delightful pictures of T.J. and the heartwarming story of his life will charm young readers as they learn the basics of graphing. Those who like storybooks can read just the right-hand pages of this book. But those who want to know more can use the graphs on the left-hand pages to see exactly how T.J. grew.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for teaching graphing
    I am a student teacher in a 3rd grade classroom, and I have been using this to teach graphing. The students love it! I have taught three lessons over several days on pictographs, line graphs, and bar graphs. I have introduced each lesson with a few pages from this book. I highly recommend it! The photographs are wonderful, and it is a great example of using math in everyday life.

    5-0 out of 5 stars What a great book!
    If you have a little one, work with children, or just love tigers, this is a must!!!! So many math concepts are taught using nonfiction so children can understand the connection easier. The reader follows the tiger from infancy through adulthood using all sorts of graphic organizers to understand things like number of species alive to different types of species, etc. The photos enable the learner to understand the information in an easy manner. And the photos themselves are rich and beautiful.

    I learned quite a bit myself about tigers and so will you!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Makes math fun and interesting
    In a format that will surely please elementary school teachers struggling with curriculum frameworks, Tiger Math offers both story and instruction. The tragic tale of a motherless baby Siberian tiger named T.J. will capture reader's sympathy and interest as they read on to discover if will survive. The math part of the book is a natural extension of information. T.J.'s growth and progress is a concern, and is compared to his father's at the same age. Not only are concepts of graphing introduced, but interpreting data in is equally stressed.
    Nagda creates a neat transition from picture graphs to bar graphs, and also explains circle graphs and line graphs. Students will learn when to use which type of graph and how to read graphs. Those not interested in the math can simply read the narrative on the right, and ignore the graphs to the left.
    The best part of the book is the photos, showing T.J. in a variety of moods. The captions decorating the endpapers are very appropriate and often humorous. The cover photo alone will make the book leap off the shelves, and the tiger striping is very appealing.
    An additional page or two on endangered tigers and the habitat and lifestyle of these magnificent creatures would have extended a third use to the book: school reports on animals. The rarity of Siberian tigers is stressed, and a brief note from an environmental point of view could also have been included. ... Read more


    16. The Cinder-Eyed Cats
    by ERIC ROHMANN
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    Asin: 0517708965
    Catlog: Book (1997-10-15)
    Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
    Sales Rank: 331978
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    In his first book since Time Flies, his Caldecott Honor debut, Eric

    Rohmann transports a young boy in a magical sailboat to a lush tropical island

    inhabited by six cats with eyes like blazing coals.Rohmann's magnificent oil

    paintings draw the eye seamlessly from page to page, adding layers of

    complexity to a deceptively simple storyline. His palette reaches effortlessly

    from the brilliance of a tropical day to the glow of a starlit night, while his

    scenes range from breathtaking ocean vistas to the meticulously detailed and

    expressive creatures. The Cinder-Eyed Cats is both a sumptuous feast for

    the eye and a virtuoso feat of picture storytelling.




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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Beautifully Illustrated Picture Book
    Eric Rohmann's imagination is a place I'd like to live in. His imagery is stunning in The Cinder-Eyed Cats. He has created a book that you will pick up again and again, if only to flip through the beautiful images. It will become a well-loved part of your library.

    This book is a small boy's dreamlike journey to an island inhabited by the cats. He flies there in a boat and falls asleep. That's when the wonderous events begin.

    You'll see flying fish, slinky cats, all revolving around and around in giddy circles. When the morning comes, the boy must return home and the cats get their rest.

    Parents will have a good time reading this book to their younger children, while slightly older (5 - 8) will enjoy reading it to themselves.

    Rohmann is also the creator of Time Flies, a Caldecott Honor Book, that is just as beautiful as this one.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Cats! Cats! Cats!
    Wow...beautiful illustrations and a beautiful imagination!
    I bought the book because I love cats...I couldn't say no to this book. I had also purchased, "Time Flies" for my nephew at the same time. Simply amazing. The colors and images make you want to step into the page and be with the lions on the beach! Take me!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A book for all ages
    ...thoroughly enjoy the pictures and the story. The art work is fabulous. Great for any age.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Gorgeous
    Far and away, this is the most beautiful illustrated book I have ever owned. I look forward to saving it always to read to my children. The verse that goes along with the pictures is very sweet, but I look at this book time and again simply for the beautiful pictures.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Beautiful
    This book is incredible! I bought it for several reasons, but mostly because it is so beautiful. It's written so well, and the illustrations make the words seem almost tangible. I'm a teacher, and I can tell you that it's a definite favorite of my students. My nephew adores it. This is definitely a classic that will endure the ages! ... Read more


    17. Wild Cats (Step Into Reading. Step 4)
    by MARY BATTEN
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    Asin: 0375825517
    Catlog: Book (2004-04-27)
    Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
    Sales Rank: 173194
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    18. Belling The Tiger
    by Pierre Pratt
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    Asin: 0762418893
    Catlog: Book (2004-08-30)
    Publisher: Running Press Kids
    Sales Rank: 371049
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Courtney Madsen
    This is a VERY good book. More people should Read it ... Read more


    19. Lionboy: The Chase
    by Zizou Corder, Fred Van Deelen
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    Asin: 0803729847
    Catlog: Book (2004-09)
    Publisher: Dial Books
    Sales Rank: 5605
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    Charlie and his lion friends have made it safely to Venice, but itturns out that their journey has only just begun. King Boris's palace was meantto be a haven, but it's starting to feel more like a prison. When word arrivesfrom the cat grapevine that his parents are not being held in Italy after all,Charlie knows he must take fast action. Luckily a new ally has come on thescene--and just in the knick of time: Rafi is in hot pursuit.

    This second book in the Lionboy trilogy is even more action-packed than thefirst, offering clever escapes, shipwreck, a prehistoric beast named Primo whowill prove himself a great hero, and surprises that will shock and delight. It'san exhilarating, suspenseful whirlwind of a story, and readers will be clamoringfor more. ... Read more


    20. Bobcats (Early Bird Nature Books)
    by Caroline Arnold, Richard Hewett
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    Asin: 082253021X
    Catlog: Book (1997-10-01)
    Publisher: Lerner Publications
    Sales Rank: 1775234
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