The Tigon And The Liger by Keilly SwiftThe Tigon And The Liger by Keilly Swift

The Tigon And The Liger

byKeilly SwiftIllustratorCosei Kawa

Picture Books | September 1, 2017

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Tyler the tigon has never fit in. Neither a tiger like his dad nor a lion like his mom, poor Tyler sticks out like a sore thumb. Taunted and teased by the other jungle creatures, he flees into the forest with the weight of the world on his shoulders. But who does he find there? An equally extraordinary creature with a tale to match his own . . . . A delightful story in rhyming verse about appreciating your differences and learning to love the skin you're in.

Keilly Swift is managing editor of the award-winning publication First News-the UK's only national newspaper for young people. The Tigon and the Liger is her debut picture book.Cosei Kawa is an award-winning Japanese artist. His many accolades include the CCBC Choices best-of-the-year list, the Sydney Taylor Book Award Silver Medal, an...
Title:The Tigon And The LigerFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 9.5 × 9.5 × 0.13 inPublished:September 1, 2017Publisher:Lerner Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1911373161

ISBN - 13:9781911373162


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great book for Anti-Bullying Tyler the Tigon and Lyla the Liger are very rare. However the other lions and tigers only see difference. It’s not until they find each other that they realize they love who they are. As they enjoy each others company the other cats ask to join in and soon no one cares who is different or the same. A great read aloud to open up conversations about bullying and acceptance.
Date published: 2017-10-24

Editorial Reviews

"Tyler is a tigon. This dad was a tiger and his mother was a lion. No one will play with Tyler because he looks so different from the other animals. Subsequently, lions and tigers tell him to leave and he journeys to a place where he thinks he can be alone. He soon meets a liger named Lyla. She also has lion and tiger features. Tyler finds out that she has also been told to leave because of her unique traits. The two grow close and share a bond. The text in this book darts at an angle and zigzags around central images. The bouncing style of the narrative adds an element of fun and spontaneity for readers. The narrative also has a very comforting rhyme scheme. The story is told in a songlike manner that will capture the attention of younger readers. The illustrations are done in a folk-art style and the pastel colors give the book a dreamlike appearance. Upon close inspection, one can see tiny collage images that flow across the spreads. This book encourages children to accept and embrace their differences, and to develop friendships with others who may differ from themselves. Best shared one-on-one and in small group settings."-School Library Journal