Our latest favourite book from the most recent library trip is Tigerbear, written by Steve Webb and illustrated by Katharine McEwen.
Here are the top three things we loved about Tigerbear:
- The rhythm of the words – Tigerbear sleeps in Tigerbear cave, Tigerbear strong and Tigerbear brave – gives the story a pace that carries you through the forest, into a cave where the Tigerbears play hide and seek and discover their echoes and back home to bed.
- The beautiful illustrations that cover the whole page and transport you into the imaginary exotic land of the Tigerbear! It’s bright and colourful land where the trees are blue and orange! The book’s illustrator is Katherine McEwen is an award-winner. You can read more about her and see more of her work on her website: http://www.katharinemcewen.co.uk/
- It’s set in the little boy’s dreamland where his imagination comes to life and he can be who and what he wants to be. We do our bedtime reading cuddled up on a day bed in S’s bedroom so reading this just before she gets into her bed makes bedtime seem exciting. Not hyper-exciting but more enticing-exciting where going to sleep is an attractive prospect where wonderful things can happen.
I think this will be one we borrow again!