by Jo Weaver
A mother tiger and her two cubs escape hunters in their search for a safe, new home in the jungle. From award-winning author-illustrator Jo Weaver.
★ “ Perfectly paced, accessible, and appealing, this glimpse into a far-off habitat will entertain young listeners and, perhaps, awaken their empathy.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
As hunters approach their home in the jungle, Mother Tiger and her cubs, Puli and Sera, must venture to find a new home away from danger. Together, they explore different homes, but the ones they find aren’t suited for tigers. Some are too wet, some are too dry, and some are just downright unwelcoming. But with their mother’s help, they may be able to find one that’s just right.
With gentle text and stunning monochromatic illustrations, Jo Weaver reveals the wonder of nature and habitats, the excitement of discovery, and the strength of familial bonds. Ideal for storytime or bedtime, the book is also a wonderful complement to early childhood and elementary nature, animal, and habitat studies.
Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award—Parents’ Choice Foundation
Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education
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Publication Date: 10/1/2019
Page Count: 32
Size: 10-5/8″ x 10-5/8″
Age Range: 3 – 7
F&P: L, Gr 2, Genre F
Themes: Motherhood, Siblings, Migration, Habitats
BISAC 1: JUV002150 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Lions, Tigers, Leopards, etc.
BISAC 2: JUV013060 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents
BISAC 3: JUV029010 JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Environment
“The conversational tone and familiarly patterned narrative contrast pleasantly with the tangled jungle setting. Weaver’s smudgy charcoal illustrations, digitally colored, are lovely and softly luminous…. Perfectly paced, accessible, and appealing, this glimpse into a far-off habitat will entertain young listeners and, perhaps, awaken their empathy.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
“The pictures have a sepia tone and convey the soft rusty orange, black, and white of the tigers’ coats, while giving a glimpse of the flora and fauna of their jungle.” —Booklist
“Filled with larger than life illustrations…just right for the youngest audience. Children will delight in following Mother Tiger and her cubs on their adventure through the jungle…. It will serve as a favorite story to read before bedtime, with the tigers feeling safe, warm, and sleepy after their long day’s adventure.” —School Library Connection
Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award—Parents’ Choice Foundation, 2019
Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2020
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Meet the Author/Illustrator
Jo Weaver worked in international development and as a support worker at a center for the homeless before turning to illustration. She has an MA in children’s book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. Little One is her first picture book. She lives in England. You can visit her website here.