Camp Tiger


Every year at the end of the summer a young boy, his older brother and his parents drive miles and miles out of the city to a quiet place in the mountains where they go camping together. This year is different. The young boy has just finished kindergarten. He liked so many things about kindergarten. He doesn't want to leave it behind and go to first grade.

As the family works together to set up their camp, something unusual happens. A tiger walks out of the woods and asks if they have an extra tent.

As the week goes along the boy and the tiger share their tent and their adventures together and the boy's inner tiger grows more and more confident.

The illustrations of the tiger create that sense of edginess that most new experiences create inside of us along with the strength we find inside that empower us to discover we can do it and that we will bring the best of ourselves to whatever it is.

A powerful book for inviting every child to discover her/his/their inner tiger.

40 pages              978-0399173295                Ages 4-6

Recommended by: Barb Langridge,

********* Imagination meets reality in this poetic and tender ode to childhood, illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner, John Rocco.

Every year, a boy and his family go camping at Mountain Pond.

Usually, they see things like an eagle fishing for his dinner, a salamander with red spots on its back, and chipmunks that come to steal food while the family sits by the campfire.

But this year is different. This year, the boy is going into first grade, and his mother is encouraging him to do things on his own, just like his older brother. And the most different thing of all . . . this year, a tiger comes to the woods.

With lyrical prose and dazzling art, Pulitzer Prize finalist Susan Choi and Caldecott-honor winning artist John Rocco have created a moving and joyful ode to growing up.--from the publisher

40 pages              978-0399173295                Ages 4-6

Keywords: finding yourself, camping, family, self confidence, self reliance, tiger, identity, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, parenting, adventure, first grade, new experiences

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