Little Tiger's Big Holiday by Mark Marshall

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Little Tiger's Big Holiday by Mark Marshall

Category: For Sharing
Rating: 3.5/5
Reviewer: Keith Dudhnath
Reviewed by Keith Dudhnath
Summary: A fun look at what happens when Little Tiger packs for every eventuality on his holiday. The bright colours and pared down plot make it a great read for very young book fans. Worth a look.
Buy? Maybe Borrow? Yes
Pages: 24 Date: May 2010
Publisher: Gullane Children's Books
External links: Author's website
ISBN: 978-1862337732

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Little Tiger is going on holiday. Whatever will he need? Well, flying goggles, obviously. A parachute is a must. Who goes anywhere without stilts? Oh, and a helmet, in case he goes in a racing car. Item by item, his suitcase gets more and more full. His holiday sounds like it's going to be an amazing adventure.

Every young child will immediately get the joke, and realise that Little Tiger is going to end up with more things on his holiday than he could ever possibly use. They'll also enjoy imagining the different types of holidays that Tiger and Zebra will go on. There's plenty of scope for parents to talk about all sorts of exciting jaunts and activities with their children, and it's all underpinned with gentle jokes throughout.

Mark Marshall's illustrations are cute and accessible. Little Tiger is a sweetie-pie, and Zebra looks like a nice chum too. Everything is bright, bold and there's plenty going on to keep children interested. It all feeds the jolly atmosphere of the book, and it works really well.

The story is told through loose couplets. The words trip off the tongue, and there's plenty of engaging vocabulary. Little Tiger's Big Holiday is best suited to children on the younger edge of sharing books, given its pared down plot. If being ultra-picky, I'd have preferred if the punchline came in words too, rather than just a picture, but it's still a thoroughly enjoyable read. Worth a look.

My thanks to the publishers for sending it to Bookbag.

Driving Down To Grandma's by Ian Whybrow features another lighthearted adventure. If tigers are your thing, you'll love The Noisiest Night by Thomas Taylor. For animal fun in general, check out Jacob O'Reilly Wants A Pet by Lynne Rickards and Lee Wildish.

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