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Tiger Trouble Hardcover – October 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Lexile Measure: 210L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Sky Press; 1St Edition edition (October 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439208661
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439208666
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,313,884 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

A full-grown tiger might make a great best friend, but not every landlord wants to house one. Especially a crotchety, evil-looking old guy like Mr. Mildew Mud, who just bought the building at 33 River Street, where Jack and his Bengal best pal, Lily, live.

Jack and tiger Lily do everything together: stickball, tug-of-war, swinging, swimming in the river. But when canine-loving Mr. Mud and his bulldog, Fifi, move in, all the cats in the building get the bum's rush, including—especially--Lily. ("That cat could scare someone!" cried Mr. Mud. "I want her gone by morning!") What are their rights? What can they do? Jack and Lily hit the books, studying everything from passive resistance to the life of Houdini (maybe they can make Mud disappear!). But it's a stroke of bad luck that gives Lily a chance to win over Mr. Mud--and maybe even Fifi.

New York-born Diane Goode seems right at home in 1930s Gotham, and her carefree kids and softly drawn, colorful details recall her excellent work on the Caldecott Honor-winning When I Was Young in the Mountains. (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes

From Publishers Weekly

Curiosity saves the cat in Goode's (Where's Our Mama?; The Dinosaur's New Clothes) fluffy picture book about the adventures of a boy and his pet tiger in New York City. Young Jack and his tiger, Lily, are the best of friends. From hanging out on the front stoop to playing stickball and visiting the playground, they while away days full of good times. But everything changes when crabby, cat-hating Mr. Mud purchases Jack's apartment building and moves in upstairs. Mr. Mud demands that Jack get rid of Lily, who "could scare someone!" The crotchety landlord changes his tune, however, when Lily uses her instincts to catch a burglar in Mr. Mud's apartment. Goode's light-hearted story teeters between fantasy and reality, providing the kind of larger-than-life scenario that often springs from children's imaginations. The sweet, smiling faces of Jack and his young friends, as well as the almost comical scenes of tiger and boy scrubbing up in the tub, taking a swim and curling up in bed, sustain the cheerful mood. A pastel palette textured with cross-hatching, invites readers to a pristine-looking Big ~Apple of days gone by. Ages 3-up.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.


More About the Author

DIANE GOODE has illustrated 55 beloved and critically acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times best seller, FOUNDING MOTHERS and the Caldecott Honor Book, WHEN I WAS YOUNG IN THE MOUNTAINS.

From the critics:
Kirkus (*starred review): "Goode's illustrations are often breathtaking." FOUNDING MOTHERS, Cokie Roberts & Diane Goode

Publisher's Weekly: "...her ink lines are the very definition of verve, her sense of comic detailing is faultless." BUT I WANTED A BABY BROTHER, Kate Feiffer & Diane Goode

Betsy Bird: "Alligator Boy" is small and quiet and supremely sublime." Cynthia Rylant & Diane goode

The New York Times: "Diane Goode's pen-and-ink drawings spin out like ragtime, each squiggle denoting a rustle of silk or a whoop or whisper." THANKSGIVING IS HERE!, Diane Goode

Kirkus (* starred review) :"Goode has transformed this 19th-century etiquette primer into a degustatory romp... Look carefully at every spread so as not to miss a crumb of this delicious humor." MIND YOUR MANNERS, Diane Goode

Booklist: "Exquisitely drawn yet always centered on its two pint-size heroines, the book shows off the sophistication of Paris and juxtaposes it with the broad comedy of pratfalls and flying pastry. The result is as delectable as the pink birthday cake." MAMA'S PERFECT PRESENT, Diane Goode

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rizki F. Zamzami on September 23, 2007
Format: Paperback
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A full-grown tiger might make a great best friend, but not every landlord wants to house one. Especially a crotchety, evil-looking old guy like Mr. Mildew Mud, who just bought the building at 33 River Street, where Jack and his Bengal best pal, Lily, live.

Jack and tiger Lily do everything together: stickball, tug-of-war, swinging, swimming in the river. But when canine-loving Mr. Mud and his bulldog, Fifi, move in, all the cats in the building get the bum's rush, including--especially--Lily. ("That cat could scare someone!" cried Mr. Mud. "I want her gone by morning!") What are their rights? What can they do? Jack and Lily hit the books, studying everything from passive resistance to the life of Houdini (maybe they can make Mud disappear!). But it's a stroke of bad luck that gives Lily a chance to win over Mr. Mud--and maybe even Fifi.

New York-born Diane Goode seems right at home in 1930s Gotham, and her carefree kids and softly drawn, colorful details recall her excellent work on the Caldecott Honor-winning When I Was Young in the Mountains. (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes

From Publishers Weekly
Curiosity saves the cat in Goode's (Where's Our Mama?; The Dinosaur's New Clothes) fluffy picture book about the adventures of a boy and his pet tiger in New York City. Young Jack and his tiger, Lily, are the best of friends. From hanging out on the front stoop to playing stickball and visiting the playground, they while away days full of good times. But everything changes when crabby, cat-hating Mr. Mud purchases Jack's apartment building and moves in upstairs. Mr. Mud demands that Jack get rid of Lily, who "could scare someone!" The crotchety landlord changes his tune, however, when Lily uses her instincts to catch a burglar in Mr. Mud's apartment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 1, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is a very sweet story and my kids (ages 8, 6, 3 and 1 1/2) all love it. The illustrations are delightful. It is very simple and yet the kids love to listen to it over and over, particularly the younger two.
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