Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, Peter Brown, Picture Book of the Day

I’m Wild for Mr. Tiger Goes Wild!

Kids of all ages probably feel that rules and social norms are confining. Think of all the rules preschoolers have to learn! Adults feel that same way too. I feel that way a lot and I’m in good company.  Author and illustrator Peter Brown says this is his most autobiographical picture book to date!

I’m wild for Mr. Tiger Goes Wild! There’s nothing trite about this picture book. The illustrations are gorgeous too! I love how there’s a spot of orange on each page spread that is really striking against the browns and greens on the rest of the page.

I tried to nominate Mr. Tiger Goes Wild for a Cybil but, alas, I was too late. Someone else had beaten me to it. I’m hoping it will get recognition in the Caldecott picture books category. What picture books are you rooting for to win a children’s book award?


Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

Mr. Tiger lives in a very proper urban setting. It’s all “Good day to you” and “Indeed it is”, pinky finger crooked and all. He didn’t like it at all so he had a better idea. He went wild. Native wild. Birthday suit wild! His friends were SHOCKED! So he went to live in the jungle. There was just one thing. He missed his friends. So he returned. And he found that they had all gone a little wild in his absence. Perhaps it was his influence? And now, Mr. Tiger felt that life was just right! [picture book, ages 3 and up]

Here’s Caldecott winner Peter Brown talking about Mr. Tiger Goes Wild!

New! Peter Brown has added an activity kit and bonus holiday pages all in glorious color  for MR. TIGER GOES WILD here. It includes:

  • A tiger mask
  • A word scramble
  • Mr. Tiger stick puppets
  • Mr. Tiger Matching Game

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Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, Peter Brown, Picture Book of the Day

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Barbara Mojica

    Sounds like a good candidate to me!

  2. This book sounds great! Added it to the list of books I want to look for when I get my act together and get a library card here!
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  3. Jeanette Nyberg

    This looks so wonderful! I can’t wait to check out the illustrations…
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