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  • Published: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143791836
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

Arthur and the Tiger

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What will Arthur do when a terrifying tiger joins his circus?

Arthur's circus is full of daring performers.

The Acrobat can soar like an eagle. The Strongman can lift a car with one finger. The Jugglers can breathe fire like dragons. But Arthur has never been brave enough to learn any daring circus tricks.

So what will Arthur do when a terrifying tiger joins the circus?

A beautiful story of finding strength in difference and resisting prejudice, by rising picture book star Sophie Beer.

  • Pub date: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143791836
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Sophie Beer

Sophie Beer is an illustrator from Brisbane, Queensland. She completed dual bachelors in Law and Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology before turning freelance. Revelling in colour, shape and texture, she lives by one simple rule: art should never be boring. When she's not illustrating, she's usually found drinking dangerous amounts of tea and indulging in her other passion: literature.

Praise for Arthur and the Tiger

“Visually exciting with bold colours, vistas filled with light and shade, strong linear definitions and bright patterns, Arthur and the Tiger explores overcoming fears and prejudices, developing courage and creatively meeting challenges . . . Arthur and the Tiger is a wonderful story to share, filled with gorgeous alliteration, some fun descriptions and phrases to extend vocabulary combined with a tension-building storyline. Sophie Beer's artworks and text create an energetic and visually appealing story.”

Rhyllis Bignell, ReadPlus

“My children loved this book! Spectacularly presented, Arthur and the Tiger is written by Sophie Beer who delivers younger readers a thoroughly enjoyable story about a little mouse called Arthur whose world is about to be turned upside when a terrifying tiger (or so he believes) joins his circus . . . All in all a fun read with a deeper meaning behind the story. Recommended!”


“Highly recommended . . . A delightful story of friendship, of facing one's fears, of working together to find an amicable solution will have children laughing out loud as the tiger is more afraid of Arthur and his friends than they are of the tiger. The wonderfully playful illustrations convey the fun of the circus on every page with blocks of big bold colour. Each page plays with shape and texture, style and colour, and is exciting to look at and ponder as the antics of each of the circus performers are shown.”

Fran Knight, ReadPlus

“Arthur and the Tiger is a story of self-discovery and learning to find your inner courage. It's a charming adventure about friendship and stereotypes and learning not to judge a book by its cover ... Sophie Beer's stunning illustrations are super funky. Her illustration style is joyful, expressive and colourful, and each turn of the page is a masterpiece. Stunning in every way, Arthur and the Tiger is a delightful picture book for school and home bookshelves.”


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