Author(s): Gerald Rose
It's amazing how easy it is for the tiger to pass himself off as a rug- he enjoys a life of luxury with the rajah's family, snacking on midnight feasts and playing with his children. He goes entirely undetected, until one night, when he risks expulsion from his comfortable abode as burglars break into the palace and he has to decide whether to stay in disguise as a rug - or save the rajah from a horrible beating. However, tigers who live in houses can have happy endings, as seen in this utterly brilliant picture book.
A classic picture book brought back into print 32 years after original publication The brilliant art and wonderful text make this the perfect picture book package
'Gerald Rose at his brilliant best. "Welcome Back, Tiger!"' Michael Foreman 'This is a flawless example of how pictures tell one story and words tell it differently' Julia Eccleshare
Gerald Rose was born in Hong Kong. When the Second World War started, his father became a prisoner of war, and Gerald and his mother were interned in a civilian camp, which was where he saw his first live tiger. Frustrated by the dearth of good illustrated books for children, his wife, Elizabeth, helped him to write and illustrate a number of books. Gerald won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1960 for Old Winkle and the Seagulls and won the Premio Critici in 1979 in Erba, Italy for 'Ahhh!' Said Stork. Gerald now lives in Hove, East Sussex.