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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.


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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Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    May 7, 2019


    32 pages

    RRP $19.99

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Arthur and the Tiger Activity Pack

Arthur's Circus is full of daring performers, and this activity pack is full of fun!