Project Description


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, where they see all sorts of strange animals.

Join Marmaduke, Billy, Bertha, Matilda, Smudger, and Albert as they embark on this adventure filled with discoveries. Readers of all ages will love the easy-to-read text and colorful torn-paper illustrations that bring Marmaduke and his friends to life. But beware—the biggest surprise of all in this charming book is Marmaduke’s g-r-r-r-reat uncle tiger!

Paperback: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-228-6
Total Pages: 32
Size: 10 3/4 x 9 1/4
Language: English
Accelerated Reader
AR Quiz#: 11181
AR Reading Level: 2.8
AR Points: 0.5

F&P (Fountas & Pinnell)
F&P Level: L
F&P Grade: 2

Reading Counts
Reading Counts Level: 2.7
Reading Counts Points: 1


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

“James Riordan’s sweet tale about a boastful cat will have your children laughing out loud… The colorful, full-page illustrations really bring this story alive!” ―Parent Teacher US Kids Magazine


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.