Tiger vs. Nightmare (Hardcover)

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By Emily Tetri, Emily Tetri (Illustrator)
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Emily Tetri has written a lovely story to help us understand our imaginations.  While some thoughts are scary, remember, they’re all in your head.

Everyday, Tiger gets home from school, eats dinner, then brings yummy food to the monster under her bed.  They play some games, and then go to sleep.  Monster showed up when Tiger was little,and thought it was not fair to scare someone so young.  He decided to scare away Tiger’s nightmares instead.  This worked great until there was a nightmare that would not listen to him.  So, Tiger and Monster had a problem: no one was getting any sleep.  They tried a few ways to stop it.  Finally, Tiger decided since nightmares are all in her head, she would tell the nightmare it wasn’t real and it would finally go away.  Which it did!   Now they fight nightmares together, and they can both get some sleep.   Tiger was able to think deeply about the problem, and fix it all by himself.
I loved this book.  I think it’s quite applicable for grown ups as well. Irrational anxieties can be hard to deal with.  So far, the best way I have found is to meditate until I’m inside my head, and then I tell my brain to chill out, the world isn’t ending, and all is going to be ok.  I guess I'm just like Tiger!  A kid who might need a little help calming themselves, might really enjoy the example set by Tiger and Monster. 

I implore you to pick up this fun, quick read.  Don’t wait. Scare away your nightmares with Tiger and Monster.  Best for ages 7-10. 

— From Alex

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A 2019 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book
A 2018 Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Graphic Novel of 2018

Tiger is a very lucky kid: she has a monster living under her bed. Every night, Tiger and Monster play games until it’s time for lights out. Of course, Monster would never try to scare Tiger—that’s not what best friends do.

But Monster needs to scare someone…it’s a monster, after all. So while Tiger sleeps, Monster scares all of her nightmares away. Thanks to her friend, Tiger has nothing but good dreams. But waiting in the darkness is a nightmare so big and mean that Monster can’t fight it alone. Only teamwork and a lot of bravery can chase this nightmare away.

In this charming graphic novel for young readers, cartoonist Emily Tetri proves that unlikely best friends can be an unbeatable team, even agianst the scariest monsters.

About the Author


Emily Tetri grew up in St Louis, Missouri, where her childhood was mostly spent drawing, making up stories, and running feral outdoors. She went to the University of Southern California where she graduated with a major in animation. She would later work as a background designer and painter for TV animation. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she draws and makes up stories for a living, but continues to run around outdoors with her dog every chance she gets. She is the author of Tiger vs Nightmare.

Emily Tetri grew up in St Louis, Missouri, where her childhood was mostly spent drawing, making up stories, and running feral outdoors. She went to the University of Southern California where she graduated with a major in animation. She would later work as a background designer and painter for TV animation. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she draws and makes up stories for a living, but continues to run around outdoors with her dog every chance she gets. She is the author of Tiger vs Nightmare.

Praise For…


A 2019 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book
A 2018 Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Graphic Novel of 2018

"Real or not, nightmares affect us, and so the true victory in Tetri’s book comes in unlikely collaborations and creativity in the face of terror." —The New York Times

"Tetri has crafted a sweet, uplifting tale of best friends, imagination, bravery, and teamwork. Highly recommended for fans of Lorena Alvarez’s Nightlights and anyone who has, or remembers having, nighttime terrors." —School Library Journal, starred review

"Rich details enhance the setting inconspicuously: Tiger's parents, also tigers, run a repair shop for flying cars; one parent is Dad while the other is of undesignated gender. A visual and emotional symphony." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"The art gives the title the comfort of a younger picture book, but the story itself deals directly with the emotional growth of growing kids, as they wrestle with the anxieties that come with shifting challenges—in sleeping or otherwise—that must be confronted when growing up." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"Tetri’s pencil-and-watercolor panels capture Tiger’s engaging, cublike features...seamless visual storytelling and an impressive emotional range make this a notable debut." —Publishers Weekly

"With an empowering message, beautifully dynamic artwork, and an invitingly open format, this is a natural choice for kids making the transition from picture books to graphic novels." —Booklist

"Tetri brings the reader not just into the action of the story but into its emotion as well. Looking at the art on these pages, the reader feels the victory over the nightmare, right along with Tiger and Monster." —Horn Book

Product Details
ISBN: 9781626725355
ISBN-10: 1626725357
Publisher: First Second
Publication Date: November 6th, 2018
Pages: 64
Language: English
 

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