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Who is the beast?

by Baker, Keith, 1953-

Format: Print Book 1990
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Summary
A friendly tiger is confused by jungle animals fleeing from a beast, until he discovers he is the beast! "Graced with a compelling beauty, this gifted author/illustrator's imaginative story presents a timeless message to young readers."-- Publishers Weekly
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 5-7. A tiger making his way through the jungle overhears the frightened words of other creatures who flee from his presence: "The beast! The beast! We must fly by! / We see his tail swing low and high. / The beast! The beast! I must turn back. / I see his stripes, yellow and black." Disturbed, the tiger retraces his steps and confronts each creature to allay its fears and point out that they are more alike than different: "I see eyes, green and round. / We both have eyes to look around." Deep, dark spreads of jungle growth reveal bits and pieces of the tiger and brief glimpses of the animals who skedaddle. The compositions are dense and the pictures compelling, for Baker uses thick lines and chalky color to evoke the lush, overwhelming wall of tropical undergrowth. The message here will lend itself to classroom discussion, and the pictures are sure to stand out in a crowd. ~--Denise Wilms"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Traces of the beast are detected by the other forest animals as a magnificent young tiger makes his way through the jungle. The swipe of a majestic striped tail, the flash of hypnotic green eyes and the gleam of pristine white from the underside of massive paws flicker in the undergrowth. As the patterns and colors of the densely foliated habitat become familiar, so the parallels between creatures become obvious. One whiskered face studies another as the tiger stares past his own reflection to a whiskered fish beneath the surface. One pair of green eyes beholds a mirror image when the tiger comes upon a snake. As each creature's unique structure is made evident, a lesson about the tremendous value of the animals and plants that inhabit our world speaks softly through Baker's ( The Magic Fan ) rhythmic text. The luxuriant artwork blends the use of dark, saturant color and dry over dry painting to create stunning spreads. Graced with a compelling beauty, this gifted author/illustrator's imaginative story presents a timeless message to young readers. Ages 3-7. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Tiger -- Juvenile fiction.
Jungle animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Tiger -- Fiction.
Jungle animals -- Fiction.
Publisher Orlando :Voyager Books/Harcourt,1990
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
ISBN 0152001220 (pbk.)
9780152001223 (pbk.)
9780152960575
0152960570
9780785753360
0785753362
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