cover image Danger! Tiger Crossing

Danger! Tiger Crossing

Lin Oliver, illus. by Samantha Kallis. Grosset & Dunlap, $11.99 (128p) ISBN 978-0-448-48087-9

Ten-year-old Tiger Brooks and his neighbor, Luna Lopez, get up-close and personal with Henri Rousseau’s “Tiger in a Tropical Storm” in this action-driven first book in the Fantastic Frame series. Soon after Tiger and Luna meet their reclusive elderly neighbor, Viola Dots, they get sucked into a copy of the painting—whose tiger immediately starts hunting them down. Kallis’s background in film and TV animation is evident in her dramatic color images of the children’s Jonny Quest–esque jungle escapades, and the closing sequence paves the way for a Seurat-based sequel, Splat! Another Messy Monday, available simultaneously. A closing note offers information about Rousseau and his work. Ages 7–9. (Apr.)