cover image Tiger Days: A Book of Feelings

Tiger Days: A Book of Feelings

M.H. Clark, illus. by Anna Hurley. Compendium, $16.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-946873-41-5

In this tender story, Clark compares powerful emotions to animals. Hurley illustrates in a gentle graphic style, rendering even the fiercer animals with an underlying softness. “On turtle days, I’m quiet./ On turtle days, I’m shy,” Clark writes, as a timid turtle shrinks into its bell-shaped shell. But “Bear Days” bring courage and strength: “No matter what the day might bring,/ I think I could do anything” and a purple rhino represents a “stubborn” state of mind. Clark reassures readers that, though their moods change, “I’m still me, I’m always me,/ no matter how I seem.” By observing and recognizing the feelings and related behaviors conveyed, readers may potentially better understand their own. Ages 3–6. [em](Feb.) [/em]