Have you ever wanted to go just a little bit wild? In a perfectly proper town, Mr. Tiger is ready to let loose in Peter Brown's new story, Mr. Tiger Goes Wild.
The artwork is almost entirely done in gray/brown hues with a just a punch of orange to represent Mr. Tiger. Using a combination of India ink, watercolor, gouache and pencil - which was then composited and colored digitally, Peter Brown sets up a perfect contrast of uniform city life and the lure of a wild (and much more colorful) wilderness. The overall effect is perfect for the story and you find yourself rooting for that flash of orange on each page.
I highly suggest taking a walk on the wild side and picking up this book today. It is a fun read aloud with interesting pictures and a sure-fire hit for children of all ages. You may even get a few laughs with the pure absurdness of wild animals living lives completely contrary to their natures. At one point the teacher tells the children (consisting of a rhino, bear and pig), "Now, children, please do not act like wild animals." Of course, the best part is that while the animals in the story can't see the irony - children certainly will!
So, follow Peter Brown's advice on the dust jacket, because "everyone should find time to go a little wild."
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
by Peter Brown
published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Recommended for ages 3 and up