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Tiger in a Tutu

Fabi Santiago

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For National Curriculum Early Years, Interest age: from c 3 years, Fiction, Picture storybooks, Animal stories (Children's / Teenage), Dance, ballet (Children's / Teenage)

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An uplifting and inspiring tale of ballet and friendship from a talented debut author/illustrator.

Max isn't like other tigers - he is a tiger with a dream! He longs to pirouette and plie, to leap and spin. He wants to be a dazzling ballet dancer, shining on the stage ... and a very special friend might just help his dream come true.

A delightfully funny story about friendship, self-belief and following your dreams.

"The saga of Max and his determination to get on the stage reads something like a fun version of Billy Elliot." Independent

"Little dancers will love to see Max triumph and get his moment in the spotlight." Parents in Touch

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017 and featuring on the Scottish Book Trust list of Books That Challenge Gender Expectations.

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Fabi Santiago

Fabi Santiago is the author of Tiger in a Tutu, shortlisted for the Waterstones Picture Books Prize. Fabi was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has been making pictures ever since she could hold her first crayon. After studying art and design, Fabi went travelling and came across the MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, from where she graduated in 2014. Fabi's illustrations are full of movement and bold limited colours, and her media of choice is screen-printing. She likes the outdoors, cycling, dance and theatre, all of which are inspiration for her stories. Fabi lives in London with her ginger fellow and her cat, Porridge.

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