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Emily's Tiger
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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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
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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
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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
on 21 October 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
VINE VOICEon 19 September 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 September 2009
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I ordered this book after realising that it had a story similar to my
grandchilds behaviour. After his mum and I read him the book he was quite
fascinated by the story and has realised what a little tiger he has become
himself at times. I think after a few reads of this book he will realise that
acting like a tiger isent the stuff big boys are made of especially as the
character in the book is a girl. It took me only a short while to read him the
full book so its ideal for bedtime reading.The Pages are so thin it looks and feels
like a thick piece of card instead of a book so wont take up much space
when putting it on the bookshelf etc. Very pleased with this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Emily's Tiger surprised me, mostly because I was expecting a story about a girl and her pet tiger.

What I got, however, was a lovely and original moral story about a girl with a temper, disguised by the fact that she turns into a tiger whenever she is angry.

My 3 and 5 year old girls loved the story and the wonderful pictures which bring the tiger transformations to life in bright simple colours. It's a perfect book for children who find themselves getting angry or fed up too often and will make them think about their own actions, while at the same time not being too deep or preachy.
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VINE VOICEon 11 October 2009
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Read this story to my six year old son who absolutely loved it as he is into tigers and the girl reminded him of a girl in his class who is also called Emily. The story has very colourful and large pictures and the story itself has lots of speech which makes it the perfect story to read aloud expressively to your child or by your child. My son loved the roaring of the tiger! This book makes a lovely present for anyone who likes reading and/or drawing with its beautiful pictures and funny text that goes with it.
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A delightfully illustrated story book that has something to say about the tiger we've all got inside us, ready to growl and pounce when things don't go our way. Great for reading out loud or for children who are becoming independent readers. Emily has a tantrummy tiger inside her that shows itself all too often - at mealtimes, at parties, when she has to have a hair cut - it's all too much for her mum and dad. Then Granny visits and confides in Emily that she, too, has a tiger inside her that she turns into whenever she wants: "I only turn into a tiger when I want to. That way, I can turn myself into a happy tiger instead of an angry one. And happy tigers have much more fun". This is a cheerful tale (tail?) about exercising self-control and turning destructive urges into constructive ones. So, can your young listeners/readers think of an incident in the day that has had them wanting to roar and lash out that could have been turned round by relaxing and taming the tiger? Go on, I bet they can!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 July 2012
I thought I was buying a book that would help my little girl learn to deal with her temper tantrums. No, I bought a book about how being angry makes you turn into a tiger, which my children thought was really cool. They completely missed the point about controlling your temper. The story is not even well-written. I would not recommend this book.
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