Don't Wake Up the Tiger

illus. by Britta Teckentrup. 30p. Nosy Crow. Aug. 2016. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9780763689964.
PreS-Gr 1-This title by Teckentrup is interactive in the style of Christie Matheson's Tap the Magic Tree and Hervé Tullet's Mix It Up. By following directions in the short and simple text, children help animals in the story avoid stirring the tiger from her slumber. Tiger is waking? Don't worry. Rub her nose and she'll drift off again. In the end, readers find out that the preparations the animals have been making are for the tiger's surprise birthday party. The illustrations are bright and bold, set against a white background, and consistent with the fun, simple style of the text.
VERDICT Children will enjoy reading and playing along with this tale. Sure to be a storytime favorite.-Paige Mellinger, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA

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