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Emily's Tiger Paperback – Illustrated, 1 Sep 2009

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Barefoot Books Ltd (1 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846864232
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846864230
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.4 x 27.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Parents and grandparents as well as teachers will revel in reading this story aloud. The story goes at a cracking pace and the vibrant, zestful illustrations match the text perfectly and add to the fun. Everyone gets upset at some point and has to learn how to cope. This book will encourage children to talk through their own difficult moments and discuss ways in which to turn the situation around --The School Librarian

About the Author

Miriam Latimer studied illustration at the University of the West of England, gaining a first class honours degree in 2003. She says of her work: I spend a lot of time daydreaming, thinking of ideas that s the easy bit. It s then calming the ideas down and putting them in a readable format that is the hard part. This is Miriam s fourth project with Barefoot Books, following The Prince s Bedtime (HB 978-1-84148-549-2: PB 978-18486-105-5) Shrinking Sam (978-1-84686-038-6) and Shopping with Dad (978-1-84686-171-0).

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Patel TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 29 Sept. 2009
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"EASY TIGER..!" As my gran use to say to me when I was growing up. I don't seem to hear this verse that much now, but it brings back memories of my youth.

This is a delightful story and it puts childrens anger into perspective. the stroy is about a girl called Emily who has a terrible temper and when she gets angry she "ROARS" to get her way. Into the story comes her Grandma who is also a tiger, but a friendly mild mannered Tiger. The illustrations fit the story well; they are bright and detailed.

The story allows you to explain that Tigers that Roar and have tantrums are not very nice and that one should strive to be like grandma Tiger who is also a tiger but a very mild mannered one. It allows you to explain that screaming and shouting is not the way a tiger behaves and by being kind, helpful and well behaved is the best way for a tiger.

Although, my son doesn't have many tantrums as i like to think he is well behaved the odd times he did start playing up, I explained the story and he understood. He is 4 years old and he understands the story and the motive behind what it is trying to explain to him

I thoroughly reccomend this story for all the "incredible Hulks" out there.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Crafty Marie TOP 500 REVIEWER on 23 Nov. 2009
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A wonderfully illustrated and colourful book which is about the size of an A4 sheet of paper.

There are 29 pages of the actual story which is too long for the majority of young toddlers but will probably best suit children who are 4 and older.

I love the fact that this book delivers the message that behaving like a noisy tiger isn't good and no-one wants to listen to someone who stamps and shouts to try and get their own way. By taming the tiger inside you can learn some control over your angry emotions. The great thing is that this message is delivered in a fun and engaging story that young children can understand.

I particularly liked the fact that Granny helps the little girl understand her emotions because my little girl loves her grandma to bits so this has worked very well for us.

Now when my little one starts to have a tantrum, I ask her if she's being a tiger in a joking voice. Most of the time it helps to diffuse the situation and we both start laughing. Obviously sometimes tantrums just cannot be avoided and that's normal. I don't think children should feel they have to hide their negative emotions all the time.

It's amazing what even young children will understand when it is explained well. And I think this book does a really great job of helping children to manage what they feel inside.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hayley Nichols VINE VOICE on 22 Oct. 2009
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Emily's Tiger is about a little girl called Emily who turns into a tiger when she gets cross. Then one day Emily's granny comes to visit and shares with Emily that she too becomes a tiger, but that she only turns into one when she wants to and that she becomes a happy tiger instead of a scary angry one. Emily's granny explains that happy tigers have more fun and soon Emily realises that being a happy tiger is much better than being an angry tiger.

I love this story because all parents are faced with tantrums at some point and this book has a really lovely way of teaching your child how to turn their anger around into positive behaviour. I've read this to my four year old daughter many times now and whenever I can see a tantrum coming on we talk about being a happy tiger and it can usually help diffuse the situation! It's a great length for bedtime reading and the illustrations are just gorgeous. Would have got five stars but I felt that it would have been nice to have some rhyming or more repetition (there are a few ROAR's), something that would help include my daughter more in the story rather than me just reading it to her.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sunshine on 21 Oct. 2009
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My boys (4 and 2) absolutely love this book.
The fact that Emily turns into a roaring tiger when she feels angry is something they really understand.
Then Granny comes along and teaches Emily that she can always choose to be a happy tiger instead, and have much more fun.
Now, whenever either of my boys shows signs of a tantrum, we can use Emily's "code". All I have to do is ask them: "Do you want to be angry tiger or happy tiger?" and they almost always choose the happy tiger.
This simple metaphor has connected with them in a way that means they are now much more able to choose their mood.
Wow! An incredible gift to such young children.
But why only 4 stars (I'd like to give it 4 1/2)? Because some of the exploits Emily gets up to with her Granny, when she's a happy tiger, are quite dangerous and my 4 year old tried copying a few of them...
Otherwise, it's a fab book and I would thoroughly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Love Books VINE VOICE on 19 Sept. 2009
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This is a lovely, bright, colourful book that tells the story of a little girl and her tiger within and how she learns to tame him. It's perfect for reading aloud and the Emily who I read it to loved it. She's four and understood that the tiger represented Emily's bad temper and loved the naughty tiger.

The book's cleverness lies in the way it sweetly explains that 'happy tigers' have a nicer time than 'angry tigers' and that we all have the power to choose between happy and angry. It also prompted a long (and ongoing) discussion into how our feelings and emotions are like different animals.

Finally, do look out for the tiny ladybird. It appears on every page and added another dimension to our enjoyment of this book.
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