Julia Golding - author of The Tigers in the Tower (available here) - has picked out her top five recommended children's books featuring tigers.
How many children’s books can you think of that feature tigers? I had a fun time coming up with this list and it made me realise something: many of us authors choose tigers because they are the most outrageously beautiful AND dangerous creatures you can imagine in a tale. Think about it. There are other dangerous creature – top three on my list being sharks, snakes, spiders – but they are also for many people repellent or scary. There are many beautiful creatures – horses, butterflies, birds – but they don’t bring with them that spine-tingling fear. Tigers are THE animal for both!
So here are my top five books in reverse order....