A Tiger Tail: (Or What Happened to Anya on Her First Day of School) Hardcover – Picture Book, July 5, 2016
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- Lexile Measure : AD480L
- Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
- Grade Level : Preschool - 3
- Hardcover : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1481448854
- ISBN-13 : 978-1481448857
- Product Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
- Reading level : 4 - 8 years
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (July 5, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #371,708 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a delightful picture book that looks at the subject of fitting in and self esteem in a new light. It is perfect for young readers. Anya is horrified at what people will think of her with a tiger's tail. She tries to take it off, hide it, or just miss the bus, but as all kids will learn, they have to go to school anyway.
Once Anya gets there she finds out she is not the only one who is different. In fact, even the teacher looks a bit different. This story will teach kids that it is okay to be different from others, not only that, but that you should accept yourself for who you are. It also helps a child to learn that they should judge others either.
I loved the big bold pictures and vivid colors. There are great bits of comedy in both the writing and the art. Anya's character has such great expressions. She is fun to watch as she runs about and panics. Children will understand first day or back to school jitters and will enjoy an extreme take on a very normal problem. So cute. 4 stars!
Anya does everything to hide her tail but a collision with another boy as she gets off the bus ruins her plans. However, it leads to a new discovery about the boy. One that helps make Anya's first day at school better than she had anticipated.
Young readers will delight in the situational humor Boldt masters with exaggerated digital images while learning to embrace uniqueness and diversity.
Disclosure: Book received from publisher at no charge to facilitate my review as it originally appears on my blog, Boys To Books
Doomed by her fate, and before she had a chance to run away to the circus, Anya made it to school just in time for the other kids to arrive, only to discover that maybe having a tiger tail wasn’t so bad
As charming as it is engaging, author and illustrator Mike Boldt finds a way to capture the attention of young readers, and makes an important moral be delightfully entertaining. Vivid and bold illustrations instantly engage readers, allowing the giggles to roll out, while addressing new school, or first day jitters. Perfect for; classrooms parents, grandparents and librarians, this book teaches readers to accept and celebrate who you are by embracing your differences. A great reminder, even for adults- embrace your uniqueness, even if it is a tiger tail.