Tiger Wants to Play — But This Little Boy Just Wants to Read His Book! It's a quiet evening, and a little boy curls up on his couch, getting ready to read his favorite book. But as soon as he switches on the reading lamp and opens his book to the first page, he hears a "chomp, chomp, chomping" from behind the couch. There's a tiger back there, and he's loudly chewing gum. The boy tells him to stop, and the tiger apologizes. But no sooner does the boy turn to the next page than the tiger is back, and this time he's dressed up as a bear. The boy politely but firmly tells the tiger to take off the bear costume and stop growling. Again, the tiger apologizes and does what he's told, only to create another racket moments later. It's not until the tiger looks over the boy's shoulder and sees a picture of a tiger in the book that the problem is solved. He curls up beside the boy, who reads the story aloud. With lots of enjoyable sounds in the text, like "grrrr," "hi-yaaa," "choo-choo-choo," and "tooooot," this book is great fun to read aloud. It's a wonderful celebration of the joys of reading — alone or with a friend!