Published by Hyperion Books for Children (Released May 19)
Summary: Tiger is big, brave, and not afraid of anything…except worms. He loves flowers, except that there may be worms hiding in the dirt! He loves apples, except that worms sometimes live in them! He loves reading books, but what if the book turns out to be about worms?! Tiger’s fear gets the better of him, and he throws the flowerpot, apple, and book on the ground. Just then, who should come along but a bunch of worms? After enjoying the dirt and the apple, they see the book, and discover that it’s about tigers! The worms are scared of tigers, but as they start reading, they learn that tigers and big and brave. They decide that they love worms, and want to give this tiger a big hug…if they can get him to stop screaming and running away long enough. 64 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: Another fun entry in the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading series. Kids are sure to get a big laugh out of the tiger and worms, and there’s also a subtle message about reading and learning helping you to overcome your fears.
Cons: Is it just me, or does the tiger bear a more-than-passing resemblance to the stuffed Hobbes (not the “real” one) from Calvin and Hobbes?