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Tiger Walk By Dianne Hofmeyr

Tiger Walk by Dianne Hofmeyr

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A friendly tiger steps out of a painting to help a little boy overcome night fears

Tiger Walk Summary

Tiger Walk by Dianne Hofmeyr

One day Tom paints a tiger, inspired by his visit to the art gallery. That night, when Tom can't sleep, the tiger pads out of his painting and purrs, Let's go for a walk!

And so begins a magical and life-changing venture, as the tiger helps Tom overcome some of his biggest fears.

Tiger Walk Reviews

A beautifully written and illustrated book by Dianne Hofmeyr and Jesse Hodgson, based on Henri Rousseau's painting Surprised! (Tiger in a Tropical Storm). As well as teaching children about a love of art, it helps them address their fears as the tiger becomes a reassuring friend to Tom on a magical night-time adventure. Great for reading aloud before bed.

* Discover Animals *

The illustrations are richly coloured and stunning...the language is beautiful with lovely imagery. A perfect story for bedtime reading.

* Books for Keeps 5 star review *

Wonderfully atmospheric illustrations reflect the story perfectly...A lovely reassuring story about overcoming bedtime fears - a perfect story to share.

* Parents in Touch *

A wonderful bedtime story book but also perfect for Reception children to explore and talk about their own fears.

* English 4-11 *

Inspired by the famous tiger painting by Henri Rousseau this is an appealing story about overcoming fears. The story is very well written with lovely description and a pleasing pattern and the illustrations are beautiful, making it a great picture book to share.

* Love My Books *

Your senses are immediately stimulated as you start to read...this entrancing tale of a little boy's transformation from fearful to fearless. It's fantastic to see a painting such as this one of Henri Rousseau's used as the starting point for the story. Jesse Hodgson's arresting tigerish scenes...have just the right balance of ferocity, realism and reassurance as befits a bedtime story.

* Red Reading Hub *

Through her precise text, Hofmeyr espouses the joy of imagination and the power of art to stimulate it. The afterword discusses Henri Rousseau's Surprised!, the painting that inspired the story; Hodgson's elegant, softly textured colored-pencil illustrations do it justice and ensure that the tiger never overwhelms readers. Simply lovely.

* Kirkus Reviews *

Captivating illustrations by Jesse Hodgson.

* Just Imagine *

About Dianne Hofmeyr

Dianne Hofmeyr grew up on the tip of southern Africa. Her acclaimed picture books are translated into more than 18 languages and include The Magic Bojabi Tree (illustrated by Piet Grobler), nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award (2014), Zeraffa Giraffa (illustrated by Jane Ray) which is on the Sunday Times' Top 100 Children's Classics list, and My Daddy is a Silly Monkey (with Carol Thompson) published by Otter-Barry Books and nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal in 2017. Fiddle Dee Dee!, illustrated by Piet Grobler, was published by Otter-Barry Books in 2019. Dianne lives in London.

Jesse Hodgson gained a BA (1st class Hons) in Illustration at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Her first picture book, Pongo, published in 2013, was Highly Commended in the Macmillan Children's Book Awards 2012 and Pip and the Bamboo Path appeared in 2019. Jesse has also illustrated Philip Gross's poetry collection Dark Sky Park for Otter-Barry Books. She lives and works in Bristol as an illustrator, making her images using colouring pencils. She also works with inks and print.

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Tiger Walk by Dianne Hofmeyr
Otter-Barry Books Ltd
Nominated for CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2019 null null null null null null null null null
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