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Tiger and Turtle

written and illustrated by James Rumford

Roaring Brook Press

TOUCHES OF AESOP AND KIPLING mark James Rumford’s 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. They’re worthy opponents . . . as a tiger’s claws could not harm a turtle’s shell any more than a turtle’s feet could outrun a tiger’s. The battle intensifies, as does the artist’s 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.

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Praise for Tiger and Turtle

The brief text is well paced, with repeated rising and falling action, and the resolution of the most suspenseful moments requires a page turn.” --School Library Journal

 

"The intricately patterned backgrounds, inspired by Indian and Pakistani decorations, pair well with the bold, simply outlined subjects, the orange-toned pages a vivid accent for the green turtle and yellow tiger.” --Horn Book Magazine

 

“A tightly crafted fable about a contest of wills." --Publishers Weekly

 

The art draws on the backgrounds of tiger orange, deepening the story as it develops; intricate tone-on-tone patterning, either in tiger stripes or other design (a note explains the cultural inspirations for the various patterns), adds texture.” --BCCB

Reviews from Goodreads

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • written and illustrated by James Rumford

  • JAMES RUMFORD is the author of SILENT MUSICE: A STORY OF BAGHDAD, an ALA Notable Children’s Book, winner of a 2009 Jane Addams Honor, and a Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • James Rumford
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Tiger and Turtle

written and illustrated by James Rumford

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
  • Hardcover

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Roaring Brook Press

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