Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown (Picture Book)

Book Review, Picture Books
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown. Picture book about individuality.

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

Age Range: 3 – 6 years | Grade Level: Preschool – 1 | Hardcover: 48 pages | Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 3, 2013)

About Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Are you bored with being so proper?

Do you want to have more fun?

Mr. Tiger knows exactly how you feel. So he decides to go wild.

But does he go too far?

From Caldecott Honor artist Peter Brown comes a story that shows there’s a time and place for everything…even going wild.


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About the Author

Peter Brown writes and illustrates books for young whippersnappers. He grew up in Hopewell, New Jersey, where he spent his time imagining and drawing silly characters. He studied Life Lessons at the School of Hard Knocks, and then got his B.F.A. in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

After college Peter moved to Brooklyn, New York and spent several years painting backgrounds for animated TV shows. And then in 2003 he got a book deal to write and illustrate his first picture book FLIGHT OF THE DODO, which is a story that involves bird poop…in case you’re into that kind of thing. Since then he’s written and illustrated three more picture books, and illustrated several other books for young  whippersnappers.

His books have been adapted into plays and animated short films, they have been translated into a dozen languages, and they include the 2010 E.B. White award winner, Children’s Choice Award winner, and New York Times bestselling books THE CURIOUS GARDEN.

His books CHILDREN MAKE TERRIBLE PETS, YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND! and his latest book, CREEPY CARROTS! are also New York Times bestsellers and award winners. CREEPY CARROTS! written by Aaron Reynolds has also been named a 2013 Caldecott Honor book.You can find out more about Peter and his books at


My Thoughts on Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

The artwork in this book is stunning. It reminds me of John Klassen’s art a little bit. I love Peter Brown’s style and his ability to direct your eye where it needs to go.  One of the things I love about illustrators that author their own books is that they have the uncanny ability to make the words and pictures work together seamlessly. They play off each other and bring both together to make the book a beautiful piece of art.

Some books are just destined to be classics.  Mr. Tiger Goes Wild is one of them.  I had a good laugh with my kids when Mr. Tiger takes things “too far”. I also like the way he doesn’t totally give up his old life. He just needs a change, and so he crosses over to the wild side for a bit.

His book is really cute and will appeal to kids ages 2 and up.  Definitely a must-have book for any kid’s home library!



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