Lions, Tigers, and . . . a house cat?! Oh my! Life at the zoo gets complicated when a tiger finds out she as a new roommate. A purr-fect graphic chapter book series!
What makes a tiger, a tiger? Is it the stripes? The roar? This is something that Lily, the tiger at the local zoo, has never had to worry about -- until she meets the fiercest animal of them all . . . her new roommate. Tig might look like a house cat, might sound like a house cat, but Tig knows he is a Tiger.
The competition is on as these two cats figure out what it means to be a Tiger . . . and a friend.
Tig, a tiny marmalade-colored house cat who's convinced he's a tiger, makes himself at home in the zoo habitat of Lily, a large, levelheaded tiger, in this tongue-in-cheek graphic novel series launch by Thompson (Escape from Camp Cooties). When Tig arrives--"It's so great to be home!" he declares--Lily is initially confused by the feline's belief that she is not, in fact, a tiger like Tig. Lily is momentarily flummoxed, believing that maybe she really isn't a tiger, but confirmation from the habitat's interpretative plaque reminds her of what she is. Now more secure in her own skin, Lily is able to rescue Tig from a confrontation with two hostile tigers who attempt to take the air out of the kitty's inflated sense of self. "You can be whatever you want to be," Lily asserts, and this offer of friendship makes Tig almost conciliatory--even if he doesn't really change his stripes: "With a little more practice, you could be a tiger just like me," he says. The minimally detailed, single-panel drawings allow the jaunty dialogue to shine, and budding aficionados of snappy verbal repartee will find their funny bones thoroughly tickled. Ages 5-8. Agent: Judy Hansen, Hansen Literary. (May)Copyright 2023 Publishers Weekly, LLC Used with permission.