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by S.J. Fore

illustrated by R.W. Alley





In his dark, quiet room,

a good little boy is trying

to go to sleep.  But . . .


Crunch! Crunch! CRUNCH!

Ker-thump! Ker-thump!



In the closet is a tigera very

inventive and loud tiger

and Tiger can't sleep. 

And when Tiger can't sleep,

no one can sleep.






Squirmy kids will happily

recognize themselves in sweet,

ingenuous Tiger, while the little

boy's growing exasperation

will be equally familiar to

parents.  But what if scolding

Tiger isn't the solution at all . . . 









by S.J. Fore

illustrated by R.W. Alley

Viking Children's Books





"Shhh! Will you please be quiet in there?

I'm trying to sleep," I tell the tiger.



"Oops! Tiger is sorry.

Tiger will be quiet,"

the tiger says.



From School Library Journal ~

"With lots of fun sound effects and multiple opportunities for voice modulation, this book begs to be read aloud . . ."


From Kirkus Reviews ~

"Both Fore and Alley have masterfully created an atmosphere completely absent of the normal childhood fear of "something" in the closet. Indeed, readers may actually find themselves wishing for a tiger of their own."


fromPublishers Weekly ~

"Readers of all ages will delight in the role changes and comic situations that make this book so appealing, not to mention its subtle lesson of empathy."


fromBooklist ~

"In both words and pictures, the boy's demeanor will go a long way toward reassuring preschoolers with baseless night fright that they can handle whatever oddities their closets may hold. Fun for reading aloud, by daylight or night-light."





Text copyright © S.J. Fore 2006

Illustrations copyright © R.W. Alley 2006