About this book There’s nothing to do at Grandma’s house and Nora refuses to believe any outlandish tales of dragonflies as big as birds, grumpy polar bears who like to fish, or a magnificent tiger all allegedly residing in Grandma’s garden. Nora's too old for silly games. But this charming picture book proves you are never too young or too old to dream--and adventure can find you when you least expect it.
When Grandma says she's seen a tiger in the garden, Nora doesn't believe her. She's too old to play Grandma's silly games! Everyone knows that tigers live in jungles, not gardens.
So even when Nora sees dragonflies as big as birds, and plants that try to eat her toy giraffe, and a polar bear that likes fishing, she knows there's absolutely, DEFINITELY no way there could be a tiger in the garden . . .
Reviews from Around the World I love books that celebrate imagination, so I was instantly drawn to THERE’S A TIGER IN THE GARDEN.
Nora is visiting her grandmother and is bored. When her grandma encourages her to look for a tiger, a grumpy polar bear, and dragonflies the size of birds, she is doubtful of their existence. Accompanied by her toy giraffe, she explores the garden and is amazed by what she discovers.
My kids and I were totally drawn into the lush nature scenes and the magical world Nora created with her imagination.— LibraryMom, Amazon
First-time author-illustrator Stewart portrays the garden with a Rousseaulike lushness and fantasy: dragonflies fill the sky with wings that look like stained-glassed windows, and among the flora are hungry-looking plants that resemble bright red lips with teeth. It may take readers a little while to warm to Nora, who initially seems more bratty than independent minded, but Stewart believably traces her thawing attitude in a way that shows how a bit of open-mindedness (and nudging) can lead to rewarding and unexpected adventures. And Nora more than meets her match in the sleek, unruffled tiger, who Grandma later admits might just be a ginger cat. “Are you real?” Nora asks. “I don’t know,” the tiger replies. “Are you?” . - Publishers Weekly