Tiger’s Roar Review

Title // Tiger’s Roar
Author // Alex Rance
Illustrator // Shane McG
Publication Date // June 2018
Publisher //Allen & Unwin
Readership // Children
Genre //Fiction
Australian RRP // $19.99
Rating // ✭✭✭✭

I received a copy of Tiger’s Roar from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


An inspiring and hilarious picture book about a Tiger who wants to be his best. A celebration of self-belief, perseverance and teamwork by 2017 AFL Premiership player, Alex Rance, and talented children’s book illustrator, Shane McG.

Tiger was the champion of all the jungle. He was strong and bold and proud, and he sat at the top of the very tallest tree.

But one day the winds blew, the birds shrieked, the tree shook, and…Tiger fell all the way down to the mud at the bottom of the tree, and bumped his head on a rock.

What will it take for Tiger to be able to climb back to the top of the tree? 

A hugely entertaining picture book about teamwork and never giving up.


Tiger’s Roar is a great little story about persistence and the power of teamwork.

Tiger is the champion of the jungle, lounging at the top of a great tree until he’s blown from his perch and suddenly he finds himself unable to climb the tree again without the help of his friends. Along the way he learns about recognising one’s own strengths, as well as the strengths of his friends, and using all of them to his advantage.

This gorgeous illustrated children’s book is perfect for teaching young children about the benefits of teamwork and perseverance. It’s message, while simple and easy to understand, is lovely in its’ simplicity, and children will enjoy looking at the bright and engaging illustrations.

(And any Richmond fans will doubly enjoy this for it being written by one of their Premiership players, too.)

It was a genuine delight to read this book, and I know that many children and families will enjoy the positive message it conveys.

I gave Tiger’s Roar 4 out of 5 stars.

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