When a little boy named Rajani ventures into the jungle, he runs into several tigers who make him give them his fine new red coat, blue trousers, purple shoes with crimson linings, and even his green umbrella! But Rajani outsmarts the tigers in the end, in this kinder retelling of Helen Bannerman’s Little Black Sambo. New illustrations and non-offensive names and character depictions make this story lovable again.
About Valeria Petrone
Valeria Petrone has illustrated numerous picturebooks, including Luther’s Halloween (by CariMeister) and Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin (byMary Serfozo), and does editorial illustration forseveral Italian and UK magazines. She livesin Milan, Italy.
The Boy and the Tigers by Helen Bannerman; illustrated by Valeria Petrone