Kid’s Book Review: A Tiger Named Lee

Kid’s Book Review: A Tiger Named Lee

About the Book and Author

This is lovely picture book for toddlers with all the best ingredients: Fantastic illustrations, a central character the kids will love, catchy, rhyming narrative and a positive message to reflect upon and discuss after story time (in this instance about being brave). It is published by Tiny Tree Books.

Lee is a tiny tiger who lives with his Mum in the safety of his tree top house. There he feels safe from the dangers of the dark jungle below.
But one wild stormy night, Lee and his Mum are thrown to the ground and Lee is forced to face his fears in order to help her.
A Tiger named Lee tells the story of a timid little tiger who refuses to leave his tree-top perch and go down to the jungle floor for fear of what may lie there. However, he and his Mum are thrown from the tree on a stormy night and the little tiger has to overcome his fears.

A Tiger Names Lee cover
Sinead Murphy

Sinéad Murphy is an Irish author, television director, and filmmaker. ‘A Tiger named Lee’ is Sinéad’s debut picture book. Sinéad wrote ‘A Tiger Named Lee,’ for her young daughter to show her that it’s normal to have fears and worries and that help is always there if you ask for it.

Shannon Cresham is a freelance illustrator and children’s book artist based in the UK with an insatiable love of builder’s tea, dogs and the colour yellow. Her work mostly consists of nature themes, changing seasons and not-so classic fairy tales but she occasionally dabbles in some animation and comics as well. Character design is my favourite aspect of my work and nothing makes me happier than a silly haircut and oversized facial features.
I studied a BA(hons) at Birmingham City University in illustration.
To create her work she uses a combination of pencil lines and digital colouring in photoshop with textural effects either created by hand or with digital brushes.

Book Review

My favourite part is when the tiger spoke to the snake, he wasn’t actually scary at all, he was kind and he helped

Ila loved reading this book.

“My favourite part is when the tiger spoke to the snake, he wasn’t actually scary at all, he was kind and he helped.”

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Reviewer Profile

Ila young reviewer
  • Name: Ila
  • Age: 3 years
  • Likes: monsters, dragons and tortoises
  • Dislikes: prawns and pirates stealing treasure!
  • Favourite book: There's a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher
  • Favourite Film: Ballerina
  • Favourite Song: Rascal Flatts - Life is a Highway (from Cars)