Tiger Can't Sleep

by S. J. Fore

Hardcover, 2006



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Viking (2006), 32 pages


A young boy is kept awake by the noisy, "talented" tiger in his closet that is busy dancing, eating, and making music.

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LibraryThing member dangerlibearian
Excellent book, excellent read aloud, excellent sound effects and silly. Boy has a tiger in his closet, the tiger keeps making noise so the boy can't sleep. Boy yells at tiger, tiger gets sad, tiger cries, boy lets tiger sleep in his bed. Then boy can't sleep because tiger is snoring.
LibraryThing member hschmill22
This is a cute book about a little boy and his very energetic pet tiger. Tiger keeps the little boy up at night and the boy does what he can to get him to go to sleep so that they can both rest.
LibraryThing member wichitafriendsschool
A little boy can't sleep because there's a tiger in his closet that is making all kinds of noise.
LibraryThing member jfe16
I can’t sleep because there’s a tiger in my closet . . . eating potato ships.
. . . Bouncing.
. . . Doing cartwheels.
. . . Tapping.
. . . Playing the Tuba.
. . . Turning the light on and off.
. . . Crying.

Crying? What happened to make Tiger cry? And what will the boy do now?


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targeted audience for this charming tale is the young reader ages two through five or six. It is the perfect for a bedtime story . . . sure to strike a familiar note with youngsters. The predictable series of events as the boy tries [over and over] to sleep will delight young readers. And there’s nothing scary in the closet [just a noisy, but friendly, tiger].

Here the youngster takes the adult role while the tiger plays the part of the child who doesn’t want to go to sleep.

There’s some silliness creating humor in the story, but the young reader will see how the boy politely gives the tiger many opportunities to stop making noise until he finally learns the real reason for all the noise.

Full-color illustrations . . . including the dark [but definitely not scary] closet . . . accompany the text.

Highly recommended.
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