Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Nalah and the Pink Tiger

Author and Illustrator: Anne Sawyer-Aitch
Publisher: Scarletta Kids
March 2013
ISBN: 978-1938063008
Genre: Children/picture book

NALAH AND THE PINK TIGER is about a rambunctious little girl who lives so intensely in her imagination that grown-ups view her as a troublemaker. Things come to a head when, in addition to all the exotic animals that Nalah has “placed” in the house, a pink tiger “follows” her home from the zoo and creates havoc. 

NALAH AND THE PINK TIGER sounded like a cute premise for a story – and it is cute. Nalah is a girl just like me … like a lot of other writers … who live in an imaginary world. But instead of writing about them, she lives it, to the dismay of her family.

Some of the things Nalah does is really really cute, but her family didn’t think so. She got in trouble for throwing peas and carrots at an imaginary Emu, she gets in trouble for ‘hogging’ the bathroom, and for losing her socks to a grouchy mouse.

My girls were a bit old for this book—my youngest is eight—and they all agreed this book would be perfect for the three- and four-year-olds we know.  If you have a child in that preschool, prekindergarten age range, this is a very imaginary tale. $12.95. 40 pages. 

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