fiction · stories for all

Tiger in My Soup


Sheth, Kashmira (2013) Tiger In My Soup Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers

When a young boy is left in the care of his older sister for the day, he asks her several times to read one of his favorite books that, as the reader can infer from the illustration on the drawn book and the boy’s description, is about a tiger. However, as the sister is preoccupied with her own reading, she refuses him for all the different times he asks. The boy then gives up, asking for lunch, and the sister provides him with a hot bowl of soup in which she does not notice the tiger rising from the steam–but her brother does, provoking a journey of survival and adventure. This novel does not only appeal to children who have ever been baby-sat by their older sibling, but reiterates the idea that although some children may not be able to read their favorite stories, illustration and imagination can be just as exciting, continuing to promote a love of reading.


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