- 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: 369,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Emily's Tiger Paperback – Illustrated, 1 Sep 2009
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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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book as my daughter is 'spirited' and very hot headed. I had hoped that this book would explore issues of controlling tempers and how much nicer it is when we are... Read morePublished 12 months ago by vam82
Lovely story, purchased for a 3 year old and we don't stop reading this bookPublished 18 months ago by Claire connaughton
Great book, bought it for our 1 year old granddaughter. Nice big colourful pages, lovely story. Not for her to hold as she,d rip the paper pages, would recommend and as her name is... Read morePublished on 22 July 2012 by Lindsay
I thought I was buying a book that would help my little girl learn to deal with her temper tantrums. Read morePublished on 12 July 2012 by BRITGIRL
we got this out of the library and my daughter loves it so much we've had to read it every night for a month!Published on 9 Feb. 2011 by poeticlicence
Such good fun, kids love the distinct and terrifically drawn (in both senses) characters. Lovely!Published on 17 April 2010 by Richard Hammond
"Emily's Tiger" is a tale about a little girl who has trouble controlling her temper and turns into a tiger when she doesn't get what she wants. Read morePublished on 22 Oct. 2009 by Melanie Pratt
Emily's Tiger is a wonderfully illustrated book for children describing the perils of temper tantrums. Read morePublished on 16 Oct. 2009 by B. Yeoh