Camp Tiger is when a young boy must face growing up and moving up grade levels. All he has left is a week of camping with his family before he must meet his new teacher. On the trip, the boy imagines a Tiger comes by the target to share his tent and help him feel secure. The Tiger stays with the boy through his journeys while camping. After camping, the boy is happy to draw a picture of the tiger, camp, and tell his new teacher his story of camping with a tiger. While the book’s message is very hidden for a young reader, the story is enjoyable. The illustrations of this book by Caldecott Honor winner John Rocco are absolutely breath-taking. The details of the outdoors and attention and detail to the tiger while swimming, makes the reader feel as if they are swimming with a tiger. The illustrations of the young boy’s feelings for the new school year capture how many children feel at the beginning of the school year. This is a good book for a child having anxiety about starting a new school year.
|Author||Susan Choi and John Rocco, Illustrator|
|Page Count||40 pages|
|Publisher||G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers|
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