Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!: An Animal Poem for Each Day of the Year (Hardcover)
Animals and poems have many similar gifts to give us—wonder, humor, companionship, awe, serenity…Walk through the year hand and hand with our fellow creatures in the pages of this book brimming with 366 poems and stunningly saturated illustrations. Readers young and old will rejoice in this gorgeous volume featuring poems and animals from around the world and of all shapes and sizes. This book is truly a work of art and celebrates poetry, animals, and the world we share.— Claire, Wild Rumpus
Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 animal poems—one for every day of the year. Filled with favorites and new discoveries written by a wide variety of poets, including William Blake, Christina Rosetti, Carl Sandburg, Grace Nichols, Matsuo Basho, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, Lewis Carroll, Emily Dickinson, and many more. This is the perfect book for children (and grown-ups!) to share at the beginning or end of the day.
Britta Teckentrup moved to London to study illustration and fine art and ended up staying in England for seventeen years. She has created more than thirty books, including Reptiles Everywhere, Don’t Wake Up the Tiger, and Get Out of My Bath! Her illustrations have appeared in magazines and on home wares, clothes, and packaging. Britta Teckentrup now lives and works in Berlin with her husband and son and their cat.
—The New York Times Book Review
All sorts of animals romp, crawl and soar through Britta Teckentrup’s stylish illustrations for ‘Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!’, a handsome 4.5-pound whopper of a book with a poem for every day of the year. . . Families with children ages 2-7 will get a lot of wear at bedtime out of this one.
—The Wall Street Journal
Britta Teckentrup's digital illustrations are both startling and gorgeous. The arresting tiger image on the cover stares right out at you from the jungle foliage, inviting you in.
—The Star Tribune
This gorgeous, massive volume is a sumptuous feast of pictures and poems, with spectacular full- and double-page artwork by Britta Teckentrup.
—The Buffalo News
So many beautiful books with lyrical texts were published this year, it’s hard to choose one as This Season’s Best. But we chose, anyway. Kudos to ‘Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright,’ made of an animal poem for each day of the year, a big, lavishly-illustrated anthology. . . . The special thing about this 4.5-pound book is that it can be enjoyed by all ages.
—The St. Paul Pioneer Press
The forms of the poems run the gamut from free verse to haiku, and the tone varies from silly to solemn. The artwork, by Britta Teckentrup, is as vivid as the poems themselves. . . . Read this treasure cover to cover one poem at a time for the next year, or dip in and out, over and over.
—The Florida Times-Union
Sure to invite conversation and wonder.