Sunday, June 4, 2023

If I were a Tiger


If I Were a Tiger JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for If I Were a Tiger by Caroline Coleman, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

If I Were a Tiger

Title: If I Were a Tiger
Caroline Coleman
Publisher: WaterBrook
Release Date:
October 25, 2022
Christian Children's Picture Book

A whimsical and playful rhyming picture book about a young boy who imagines himself as a tiger to overcome his fears — only to realize that he can trust in God. 

Meet Tim Bone. He has a big imagination, and when it roams wild, he’s afraid of a lot of things. He's scared of the moon and the wailing typhoon, and he won't wear his sneakers because he fears hidden creatures. Tim's nervous at home, at school, and at play! 

Fed up with being frightened, Tim comes up with a bold He’s going to become a tiger so he can be fiercer than his fears! There’s just one If he’s a tiger, he can’t be Tim. Could there be a better solution? What if Tim puts his trust in God—who made both boys and tigers—instead?   

If I Were a Tiger invites kids of all ages to live in the comforting truth that no one has to carry their fears alone, and offers the reminder that God is only a prayer away.

My thoughts: This is a sweet childrens book that does a great job of talking about fear and anxiety. I love how Tim likes to pretend that he is a tiger to combat his fears, until he realizes that there are things he enjoys doing as a little boy that he wouldn't be able to do as a tiger. The message of putting your trust in God is a good one for children and adults alike! My children and I enjoyed reading this book and going through the story!

I received this book from Just Read. This is my honest review.

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About the Author

Caroline Coleman

Caroline Coleman's debut picture book, IF I WERE A TIGER, was recently released by Waterbrook Press, a Christian imprint of Penguin Random House. Her novel, LOVING SOREN (B&H 2005), tells the true story of the woman who loved the Danish Christian philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard. She has an English degree from Princeton University, a fiction MFA from Brooklyn College and law degrees from Columbia Law School and Christ Church, Oxford University. She used to be a lawyer and now teaches English literature as an adjunct to the English department at Hunter College in New York City, where she lives with her family.

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Tour Giveaway

(2) winners will receive a Stuffed Tiger Nightlight, a print copy of If I Were a Tiger, and a $20.00 Amazon Gift Card!

If I Were a Tiger JustRead Tours Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight June 5, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on June 12, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Sounds good, I like the cover.

  2. This sounds like a cute book I would love to show this to my kids!

  3. This would be great to read with my son, he sometimes has a lot of fears

  4. Cute cover

  5. My youngest cousin loves animals and this book would be perfect to teach him about dealing with fears!

  6. This is such a sweet book. I can't wait to read this to the kids.