||This simply written picture book from India features an adventurous tiger who dives into the water and swims to a new region. He's immediately frightened by the sight of a goat, and climbs up a tree to escape. A band of incredulous hunters see him in the tree and surround him with a net. They try to scare him into leaping down, using an assortment of drums and horns ("Shoo him! Boo him! Make him jump!"). Once they've captured the tiger, they don't know what to do with him, and eventually set him free. Ravishankar wrote the text with reading aloud to young children in mind, and the bold typeface twists and turns across the page. The minimalist but expressive illustrations use only a palette of black, white, and orange, matching a tiger's stripes.
||Catch this tigerAs he wanders from shore to field, a scaredy-cat tiger suddenly finds himself up a tree. "Get him! Net him! Tie him tight!" the local villagers say. But once they capture him, the villagers make a surprising decision about what to do with him - and soon the tiger is off and running again. Young readers can follow this simple, spunky adventure through vivacious verse, glowing orange-and-black pictures, and typography that soars right along with the tiger and his pursuers.