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My G-r-r-r-reat Uncle Tiger

by James Riordan
illustrated by Alex Ayliffe

Marmaduke the tabby cat goes on a search for his long-lost relative.

When Marmaduke the tabby cat discovers a picture of a tiger, he decides they must be related. After all, they both have yellow eyes and stripes! Marmaduke boasts about his new relative to all his cat friends, who are very impressed. They decide to visit the zoo to meet his new relative—face to face.

Readers of all ages will love James Riordan’s easy-to-read text and the colorful torn-paper illustrations from Alex Ayliffe that bring Marmaduke and his friends to life.

Format: Paperback
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-228-6
Publication Date: 9/1/2000
Page Count: 32
Size: 10-3/4 ̎ x 9-1/4 ̎
Age Range: 2 – 6
Language: English
AR Level: 2.8
F&P: L, Gr 2, Genre F
Lexile: AD560L
Themes: Bragging, Cats, Honesty, Tigers

Reviews

“Cheerily illustrated… this picture book showcases both Riordan’s concise storytelling… and Ayliffe’s humor-imbued, color-drenched paper-cutting.” Publishers Weekly

Awards

Children’s Choices International Reading Association/Children’s Book Council, 1996

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Meet the Author

James Riordan is an author, folklorist, and a university professor of Russian studies. He has published more than twenty books and lives in England.

Meet the Illustrator

Alex Ayliffe has illustrated many children’s books. She lives in England.