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Tiger trouble!
Goode, Diane.
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Publication Information:
New York : Blue Sky Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Jack and his tiger Lily live happily in an apartment building in the city, until a new landlord with a dog takes over and orders Lily to leave.
Reading Level:
AD 210 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.9 0.5 55696.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.8 1 Quiz: 25539 Guided reading level: E.
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Jake and his pet tiger, Lily, do everything together and life is good--until Mr. Mud buys the apartment building Jack lives in. Mr. Mud hates cats, and orders Lily out immediately. But that night, while everyone but Lily is asleep, a burglar breaks into the building to steal Mr. Mud's valuables--including his bulldog. Fortunately, Lily comes to the rescue. Full-color illustrations.

Author Notes

Diane Goode was born in New York City. She has written seven and created the paintings for 55 highly acclaimed children's picture books, including the Caldecott Honor Book When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant.

Diane's other awards include, New York Times Best Seller Lists, ALA Notable(s), ABA Pick of the Lists, Oppenheim Platinum Book Award(s), Top Ten English Speaking Union of the United States Ambassador of Honor, Parent's Choice Award, Teacher's Choice Award, International Reading Association CBC, Children's Choice, Library of Congress Children's Book of the Year, National Council of Social Studies- Children's Book Council, Society of Illustrators Certificate(s )of Merit, NY Public Library 100 Titles of Reading & Sharing, Book List, and Children's Editor's Choice.

Diane is the illustrator of New York Times bestseller Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies by Cokie Roberts.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 4-7. Jack and his tiger, Lily, live in a New York tenement at the turn of the last century. They do everything together: swing, take a dip in the river, play stickball on the street. Then, one day, the terrible Mr. Mudd buys the building and moves in with his bulldog, Fifi. Mr. Mudd doesn't like cats and neither does Fifi. Lily is to be banished. But when a burglar breaks into Mr. Mudd's apartment, and Fifi sits idly by, it's Lily to the rescue. With Lily a hero, Mr. Mudd begs her to stay. Once you get past the initial surprise of Jack living with a tiger (the information is relayed in the most deadpan of manners), the story moves in rather predictable fashion. Goode's pictures, however, have never looked better. Her multiethnic cast of kids is endearing, the New York setting bristles with activity, Mr. Mudd is sufficiently dour, and Lily lights up every page she's on. The bordered pictures give the effect of being pasted in an album--one that children will enjoy paging through more than once. Great for story hours, too. --Ilene Cooper

Publisher's Weekly Review

Curiosity saves the cat in Goode's (Where's Our Mama?; The Dinosaur's New Clothes) fluffy picture book about the adventures of a boy and his pet tiger in New York City. Young Jack and his tiger, Lily, are the best of friends. From hanging out on the front stoop to playing stickball and visiting the playground, they while away days full of good times. But everything changes when crabby, cat-hating Mr. Mud purchases Jack's apartment building and moves in upstairs. Mr. Mud demands that Jack get rid of Lily, who "could scare someone!" The crotchety landlord changes his tune, however, when Lily uses her instincts to catch a burglar in Mr. Mud's apartment. Goode's light-hearted story teeters between fantasy and reality, providing the kind of larger-than-life scenario that often springs from children's imaginations. The sweet, smiling faces of Jack and his young friends, as well as the almost comical scenes of tiger and boy scrubbing up in the tub, taking a swim and curling up in bed, sustain the cheerful mood. A pastel palette textured with cross-hatching, invites readers to a pristine-looking Big ~ Apple of days gone by. Ages 3-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-"Jack and his tiger, Lily, lived in an apartment building at #33 River Street." The setting is New York City in the 1920s or '30s when boys wore tweed caps and girls sported huge bows and pinafores. Tug-of-war with the neighborhood kids and swimming in the river make for an idyllic life until the dark day when Mildew Mud buys their building. The snarky man moves in with his bulldog, Fifi, who shares his owner's intense distaste for cats of any size or sort. When Mr. Mud orders that Lily be gone by the next morning, Jack and the feline try fruitlessly to figure out ways to keep her. Late that night, Lily proves herself valuable to Mr. Mud after all, and she is allowed to stay on (for 100 years, even!). Goode's fetching watercolors are delightful and luminous, working especially well in this nostalgic story. The illustrations are reminiscent of those in Where's Our Mama (Dutton, 1991; o.p.) and Mama's Perfect Present (Puffin, 1999). Pair Tiger Trouble with Dav Pilkey's wackier Dog Breath! (Scholastic, 1994) for a storytime on pets proving their worth. A "Goode" addition to any collection.-Bina Williams, Bridgeport Public Library, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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