Chronicling the books we read to our children (and perhaps the books they read themselves). Can we read 500 before they turn 12? Only time will tell.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Tiger on a Tree by Anushka Ravishankar, pictures by Pulak Biswas

Kristen and I generally pick books for our kids at the library, but we also allow them to pick some books for themselves. More often than not, they select titles that neither they nor we are very interested. Every once in a while, however, we come across a book that we like that we would never have found otherwise.

Julia picked Tiger on a Tree by Anushka Ravishankar, illustrated by Pulak Biswas. It's a very simple book, probably less than 100 words long, that tells the story of a tiger who gets trapped in a tree. The text is fun to read aloud -- it rhymes, but the meter is slightly irregular -- and the woodcut illustrations are simple, yet evocative.

We have to return it to the library tomorrow, unfortunately. Julia has asked for it every night this week.


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