cover image Belling the Tiger

Belling the Tiger

Mary Stolz. Running Press Kids, $15.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-7624-1889-3

New illustrations by Pierre Pratt dress up the Newbery Honor book Belling the Tiger by Mary Stolz. The witty story stars two mice chosen to ""bell"" (place a bell collar on) a neighborhood cat. The mice accidentally get shipped overseas, but manage to both bell and befriend a tiger. The saturated colors in Pratt's full-bleed paintings capture both the austere atmosphere of the mice's home base and the lush setting of the tiger's jungle. (Aug.) .