Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

I am wild!

Want me to prove it?


There was this one time when I was hiking through the forest and came across the cutest little guy... the way he squeaked just melted my heart.

So I had this WILD idea he could be my pet, and I brought him home.

My mom did not like the idea so much, she insisted that Children Make Terrible Pets.



Yeah... no.... that wasn't me.

There was this other time though when I was really WILD...

I was exploring in the town where I live, and I found this abandoned train track.

There were these plants growing there that seemed to need some help, and I got this WILD idea that I could be a gardener.

Once I started taking care of them, the plants started taking over, spreading everywhere.

And when other people found out about it, they wanted to help me take care of my Curious Garden.

Wait...that wasn't me either, was it?


There was this WILD time I convinced everyone I was a mindreader,

and the time I designed a WILD plan to rid the world of vegetables that were terrorizing me...


You're right. Neither of those were me either!

I guess,  the truth is... I'm really not WILD at all.


But I do get to go WILD in books.

That's one of the things I love about books and reading.
I get to experience life through the eyes of a character.
I get to be Lucy Bear, or Liam and see what things are like from their perspective.

In Peter Brown's new book, Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, Mr. Tiger feels trapped in a life that doesn't suit him. It is grey and stiff and formal.

So Mr. Tiger has a WILD idea... he goes WILD.


Mr. Tiger's WILD idea is really about deciding to be true to himself.

Although I am not very WILD in real life, like Mr. Tiger I do try to be true to myself.
Sometimes that feels pretty WILD.

And just like the townsfolk in Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, when I am more myself, folks around me end up being more true to themselves too.

I can't wait to share Mr. Tiger with students and go WILD by being ourselves.

Find out more about Peter Brown and his fabulous books by visiting his website www.peterbrownstudio.com and following him on Twitter @itspeterbrown.

G is for Giveaway!

And G is part of a scrambled secret phrase.

To celebrate the release of Peter Brown's Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, we have a blog tour scavenger hunt for you! Visit all the blogs listed below to collect 7 letters/characters. Unscramble the letters/characters to unlock the secret phrase. Each blog is giving away three copies of Mr. Tiger Goes Wild courtesy of Little, Brown Books and Jen Vincent at Teach Mentor Texts has a Mr. Tiger Goes Wild prize pack to give away.


  1. I love your post! Very clever. :-) I'm looking forward to reading this book!!

  2. Fun post, & to see all of Peter Brown's books! Thanks for the shout out!