One Happy Tiger
by Catherine Rayner
Tiger Tales, 2017
A hard-bound, toddler-proof, beautifully illustrated counting book featuring a happy-to-be-alive tiger. It’s so perfect, your toddler will want to carry it around and read it again and again.
The book begins with “One sad tiger sitting alone.” Then the tiger meets two friends, “One thoughtful tiger and two bright bugs.” As the tiger meets new friends or explores new items, we explore his feelings as we count to ten. Award-winning artist Catherine Rayner’s illustrations capture the heart. They are simple, relaxing on the eyes, and somehow exquisite. The tiger is friendly-looking and happy to meet and greet the world. The book gently introduces insects, birds, feelings, and numbers.