When Grandma tells Nora there is a tiger in her garden, Nora doesn’t believe her. We all know that tigers live in the jungle, not in people’s gardens. But Nora decides to have a look anyway. To her surprise, she sees dragonflies as big as birds, carnivorous plants, a polar bear who likes fishing and, would you believe it, a friendly tiger!
There’s a Tiger in the Garden is a delightful story celebrating the joys of childhood imagination. The vibrant illustrations set this book apart from the rest and will provide children with many opportunities to practise their describing skills. I love how the ambiguous ending, where Nora sees a mermaid in the bath, encourages children to use their imagination as they predict what might happen next.
For further speech and language targets in There’s a Tiger in the Garden, see the list below.
Narrative Structure: Abbreviated Episode
Story Plot: Journey Tale
Published by Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd in 2016 (ISBN: 9781847808066)