Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Everyone was perfectly fine with the way things were. Everyone but Mr. Tiger. And then came the day when Mr. Tiger had a very…wild…idea.

A New York Times Bestseller
An IndieBound Bestseller

Winner of the 2014 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Picture Books
Winner of the 2014 Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Illustration
Winner of the 2014 Bull-Bransom Award
Winner of a 2014 E.B. White Read Aloud Honor
A 2013 Wanda Gag Read Aloud Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book

“There’s a lot to go wild for in this picture-book celebration of individuality and self-expression. Hooray for Mr. Tiger and his wild ways!”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“ . . . a gratifying parable about self-actualization . . . Readers who prefer the view from underneath the dinner table will find a kindred soul in Brown’s brightly burning character who knows that the wilderness is always waiting, should the need arise.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This “it’s okay to be different” story stands out from other picture books on the topic thanks to Brown’s delightfully clever illustrations and masterful compositions . . . Sure to be an instant read-aloud classic in classrooms and libraries.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“With its skewed humor and untamed spirit this joyous exploration of quasi-reverse anthropomorphism will delight listeners again and again.”—Booklist, starred review

“This is a book made for storytime . . . Children, who get tired of grownups and their requests for proper behavior, will relate to the proud joy Mr. Tiger clearly feels when he is free to be wild, and also to his eventual feelings of loneliness. The happy ending, almost a reverse of Where the Wild Things Are, includes everyone discovering the fun of being at least a little bit wild.”—Horn Book, starred review

September 2013
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN 9780316200639
Ages 3 to 6

Also available in the following languages:
Chinese – Complex
Chinese – Simplified

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