Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews

Never Tickle a Tiger


Never Tickle a Tiger Reviews | Toppsta

Book Rating: 5 based on 7
7 Reviews
Write a Review

Izzy is always shuffling, jiggling, squirming and twitching. She just can't keep still!
So when Izzy's school go on a trip to the zoo, her teacher warns her to behave. She must never wriggle, she must never fidget and she must certainly NEVER TICKLE A TIGER!

But does Izzy listen? She does NOT - and what happens next throws the zoo into complete chaos.

With eye-catching illustrations by the internationally acclaimed bestselling illustrator, Marc Boutavant, Never Tickle a Tiger will amaze and delight children and parents alike! It includes a spectacular double gatefold for the grand chaotic reveal.

Never Tickle a Tiger Reviews | Toppsta


Share on

Sign up to our newsletter for...

Free Book Giveaways, Recommendations & more

1st August '17
I read it to ERD aged 6 aged 6
Never Tickle a Tiger 9781408839041
5 stars
Being a big animal lover, my daughter (6) enjoyed this book alot, and she especially liked how naughty Izzy is! The illustrations are lovely, really detailed and colourful, with loads to spot on each page. We enjoyed searching for the hedgehog on each spread also. The story is exciting with a great sense of activity (especially when all the animals are making a noise), and there is a nice twist at the end. A great book, we would highly recommend it!
16th September '15
I read it to Eliza Shippey aged 6 aged 6
Never Tickle a Tiger 9781408839041
5 stars
Absolutely loved this book the pictures are bright and very funny . As for the story it's great it's exactly what young children do at home and what they would love to do at the zoo if possible . It's definitely a story you can read again and again and every time you will notice something different in the pictures . I'd definitely recommend to my friends & family .
15th September '16
I read it to AvaW aged 3 aged 3
Never Tickle a Tiger 9781408839041
5 stars
Izzy can't help but fidget all the time, she is unable to sit still. She goes on a school trip to the zoo, and her teacher tells her not to fidget and never tickle a tiger, but she doesn't listen. My daughter loved the colourful illustrations, she spent a while looking at each page and taking in the detail. There are 2 pages in the book that fold out, which my daughter liked as it was like a big, long picture. Izzy of course didn't listen to her teacher, and tickled a tiger, which ended up causing pandemonium in the zoo. It was a funny story which my daughter enjoyed. It has various animals in the book, which my daughter enjoyed telling me their names. 
1st December '15
Read to a child aged 5
Never Tickle a Tiger 9781408839041
5 stars
This is a fun book about a little girl who fidgets a lot and what happens when she goes on a school trip to the zoo. Children love going on school trips, and love going to the zoo so they can relate to the excitement in the story. The illustrations are very special and the book is enjoyable with a funny twist at the end.
17th July '18
I read it to FreddyBoggis aged 6 aged 6
Never Tickle a Tiger 9781408839041
5 stars
This is a really fun book, with lots of animals. It's about a little girl who can't keep still, she has to fidget all the time. Then on a school zoo trip, she's told not to tickle a tiger. But you can guess what happens. My little boy enjoyed this book and he really liked the big open out part in the middle.
2nd February '16
I read it to GCR13 aged 3 aged 3
Never Tickle a Tiger 9781408839041
5 stars
This is a fun book that keeps the reader interested due to the detailed illustrations, the tongue-twisting verbs and the sense of adventure.
It is the story of what all little people would like to do at the zoo but daren't or aren't allowed to!
My daughter loves identifying all of the different animals and it reminds her of our recent visit to the zoo. She also likes the pages that open out and giggles at what the animals so to each other! 
1st March '18
I read it to Matthew aged 5 aged 5 & to Sophiajane aged 1 aged 1
Never Tickle a Tiger 9781408839041
5 stars
This was a very fun story and very engaging for children. Izzy is just like all my children and fidgets and wriggles even when she is supposed to be still. The zoo proves to be a difficult place for her as she touches all the animals. My children enjoyed the bright illustrations and looking for all the different animals. The fold out pages full of hullabaloo were also a hit.
Show More (0)

About Pamela Butchart

Pamela Butchart Biography
Pamela Butchart is a Scottish children's author and a secondary school philosophy teacher. Her best known books, The Spy Who Loved School Dinners and My Head Teacher i...

More about Pamela Butchart

About Marc Boutavant

Davide Cali is one of Europe's most innovative and acclaimed writers for children. Based in Genoa, Italy, he has over 20 children's books to his name. In 2005 Cali was awarded France's prestigious Baobab Prize for his book with illustrator Serge Bloch, I Can't Wait. Marc Boutavan...

More about Marc Boutavant


  • (7 Reviews)
  • (0 Reviews)
  • (0 Reviews)
  • (0 Reviews)
  • (0 Reviews)