Ravi’s Roar

  • Title: Ravi’s Roar
  • Author: Tom Percival
  • Illustrator: Tom Percival
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Publication yea: 2019
  • Brief Summary: From Bloomsbury UK: “Most of the time Ravi can control his temper but, one day, he lets out the tiger within … Being a tiger is great fun at first – tigers can do ANYTHING they want! But who wants to play with a growling, roaring, noisy, wild tiger who won’t share or play nicely? Ravi is about to discover something very important about expressing his feelings and making amends.”
  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – This book teaches a critical lesson for young children about controlling anger. This book could really be vital for them to read anywhere from kindergarten through 2nd grade. Children can healthily use this book to work through their own feelings of anger and learn that, much like the tiger is natural to our world, so is anger. This is also a book that features a diverse family. Ravi and his family are not simply (generically) white. This is another good one to add to the “slice of life” category that also helps in working through an emotion we all face, even adults.
  • Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it. – I really enjoyed this book, not only for the illustrations, which were full of action, but also the way the book was designed. There were italicized or bigger words to emphasize a feeling. And there were quick moving illustrations on every page. One thing that Percival did that I thought was interesting was when Ravi starts to get angry his face becomes more and more red, his arms start shaking, and the rest of the background around Ravi fades to black and white.

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