for Tiger vs. Nightmare
by Emily Tetri
Tiger has always had a monster living under her bed and that’s a good thing because the monster scares all her nightmares away. Tiger’s parents assume that Monster is an imaginary friend and they play along, but he is indeed real. Before bed each night, Tiger gives Monster part of her dinner and they play games together before Tiger goes to sleep and Monster goes to work. But one night there’s a nightmare that’s too much for Monster to handle. Frightened Monster cowers, while Tiger offers comfort, and then encouragement: What they can’t do alone, they can do together. Joining forces, they have the strength to conquer the nightmare. This unusual graphic novel has a great deal of depth and humor, and it will be accessible to newly independent readers who like just a little bit of scary—but not too much. (Ages 7–9)
CCBC Choices 2019. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2019. Used with permission.