This book will delight any kids who have an older sibling, especially a big sister.
It begins, “Today, my big sister is in charge of the house, the lunch, and me.” The boy telling us this story tries to get his sister to read a book to him about tigers but she isn’t interested.
As he eats his soup, he imagines a tiger coming out of his soup and attacking him. He grapples with it, fighting back with his soup spoon.
Finally, his sister agrees to read, and as she roars like a tiger, we see the tiger is his sister!
Evaluation: I see this as a light-hearted Life of Pi for the pre-school set! Very inventive and fun, and guaranteed to entertain kids. I love that it shows how much entertainment one can create using one’s imagination, and the illustrations by Jeffrey Ebbeler are terrific.
Published by Peachtree Publishers, 2013