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Tiger and Turtle

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Publisher Comments:

TOUCHES OF AESOP AND KIPLING mark James Rumfords fable about two unlikely rivals.

Tiger says he saw the flower first, but Turtle disagrees. Through pages of glorious color, Tiger and Turtle continue their argument. Theyre worthy opponents . . . as a tigers claws could not harm a turtles shell any more than a turtles feet could outrun a tigers. The battle intensifies, as does the artists palette: from golds to fiery reds to luxuriant blues, as the two resolve their conflict and become friends.

 
Tiger and Turtle is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Review:

"Rumford (Silent Music) presents a tightly crafted fable about a contest of wills. The mismatched creatures of the title, Tiger and Turtle, don't have much to do with each other, 'until the tiniest of flowers floated down out of the sky, borne aloft, we think, by a spring breeze.' In a study of the way arguments escalate — whether between tigers and turtles, small children, or nations — the animals' weaknesses prolong the ensuing conflict and harden their resolve to win. Their inadvertent discovery that there are thousands of other flowers like the one they have been fighting over makes a suitable moral lesson. The animals are boldly stroked and simply colored; the intricacy lies in the background, composed of screenlike traceries of paisley textile designs from India and Pakistan with the grain of handmade paper visible underneath. Rumford's pyrotechnical imagination soars in the book's brief introduction, as he envisions an Afghan scribe telling him the tale, 'twining a ribbon of Persian words across the page, whisper-singing the story.' It's a tantalizing preview of a tale whose simplicity belies physical comedy and emotional truth. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

TOUCHES OF AESOP AND KIPLING mark James Rumfords fable about two unlikely rivals.

Tiger says he saw the flower first, but Turtle disagrees. Through pages of glorious color, Tiger and Turtle continue their argument. Theyre worthy opponents . . . as a tigers claws could not harm a turtles shell any more than a turtles feet could outrun a tigers. The battle intensifies, as does the artists palette: from golds to fiery reds to luxuriant blues, as the two resolve their conflict and become

friends.

About the Author

JAMES RUMFORD is the author of SILENT MUSICE: A STORY OF BAGHDAD, an ALA Notable Childrens Book, winner of a 2009 Jane Addams Honor, and a Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596434165
Author:
Rumford, James
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Subject:
Animals - Lions Tigers Leopards etc.
Subject:
Animals - Turtles
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Turtles
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Lions, Tigers and Other Big Cats
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Other
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.31 x 9.34 x 0.39 in
Age Level:
04-08

Related Subjects

Children's » Animals » Lions, Tigers, Leopards, etc.
Children's » Animals » Turtles
Children's » Peace and Justice
Children's » Picture Books » Concepts General
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship

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Product details 32 pages Roaring Brook Press - English 9781596434165 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Rumford (Silent Music) presents a tightly crafted fable about a contest of wills. The mismatched creatures of the title, Tiger and Turtle, don't have much to do with each other, 'until the tiniest of flowers floated down out of the sky, borne aloft, we think, by a spring breeze.' In a study of the way arguments escalate — whether between tigers and turtles, small children, or nations — the animals' weaknesses prolong the ensuing conflict and harden their resolve to win. Their inadvertent discovery that there are thousands of other flowers like the one they have been fighting over makes a suitable moral lesson. The animals are boldly stroked and simply colored; the intricacy lies in the background, composed of screenlike traceries of paisley textile designs from India and Pakistan with the grain of handmade paper visible underneath. Rumford's pyrotechnical imagination soars in the book's brief introduction, as he envisions an Afghan scribe telling him the tale, 'twining a ribbon of Persian words across the page, whisper-singing the story.' It's a tantalizing preview of a tale whose simplicity belies physical comedy and emotional truth. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
TOUCHES OF AESOP AND KIPLING mark James Rumfords fable about two unlikely rivals.

Tiger says he saw the flower first, but Turtle disagrees. Through pages of glorious color, Tiger and Turtle continue their argument. Theyre worthy opponents . . . as a tigers claws could not harm a turtles shell any more than a turtles feet could outrun a tigers. The battle intensifies, as does the artists palette: from golds to fiery reds to luxuriant blues, as the two resolve their conflict and become

friends.

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