National Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Kid Lit Review of “Tiger in My Soup” by Kashmira Sheth

This book will delight any kids who have an older sibling, especially a big sister.

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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.

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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.

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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 how it shows how much entertainment one can create using one’s imagination, and the illustrations by Jeffrey Ebbeler are terrific.

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Rating: 4/5

Published by Peachtree Publishers, 2013

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2 Responses to National Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Kid Lit Review of “Tiger in My Soup” by Kashmira Sheth

  1. BermudaOnion says:

    What gorgeous illustrations! The book sounds wonderful!

  2. stacybuckeye says:

    Gage told me he needed a brother this week. Yeah.

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