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Tiger and the new baby
French, Vivian.
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First edition.
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New York : Kingfisher, [1999]

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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Tiger cannot understand why everyone is making such a fuss over his new baby sister.
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Tiger doesn't think the new baby, Tiny Tiger, is much fun. Luckily, Mother, Father, and Grandpa are there to smooth his ruffled fur and help Tiger learn to love his new sister. Full color.

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Booklist Review

Ages 18 mo.^-3 yrs. There are plenty of books about new babies, fewer about temper tantrums. But both of these titles are on target for the audience. The child-stand-in here is little Tiger. In New Baby, Tiger doesn't want any part of his sister, except her toys. It is only when Grandpa explains that Tiger will always be the biggest of the two that Tiger is ready to assume the role of older brother. Little ones will readily identify with the issues raised in Tantrum. Tiger doesn't want to do a thing his mother suggests, and his favorite word is no. That attitude leads Mother to say no when it's time for fun. Tiger's tears lead to a talk about good behavior, and how it leads to better times. Elgar uses simple shapes outlined in black and set against pure colors in artwork that will appeal to the youngest. Tiger himself, with his heavy black stripes and expressive face, does a good job of evoking children's changing moods. --Ilene Cooper

School Library Journal Review

PreS-A preschooler's point of view prevails as a young tiger is faced with two emotionally trying experiences. In the first story, Tiger ignores his new sister. When he begins to play with her toys and the infant looks interested, Grandpa lets him know, "It won't be long before Tiny's big enough to play." This upsets Tiger, who becomes concerned that one day she may take his toys. Only when he's reassured that he'll always be bigger is he able to play with her. In the second title, Tiger has a full-fledged tantrum when his mother won't buy him a bag of candy. Mother Tiger proceeds to take him straight home but reconsiders and offers him an opportunity for an attitude adjustment, which he accepts after careful consideration. Both books have blocky, childlike illustrations. Thick black lines delineate the characters and key objects against flat, full-color, muted background tones. The orange and black of the animals is dynamic and eye-catching. Unfortunately, when there is an overlapping of items, the pictures are hard to decipher.-Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.