In a Buddhist monastery in Tibet, there lives a tiger. Many years ago, a weak, near-death tiger named Dorje appeared needing help. At first, the tiger was shy and afraid of the people in the monastery, but, eventually, he warmed up to the monks. Over the years, as the tiger went into the jungle, he would reappear and have less stripes on his back. Less stripes meant that there was one less tiger in the jungle. One day, however, a stripe reappears on the tiger’s back. Is there hope in the wild?
The text is simple and easy to understand. The illustrations are beautiful. This book would be a good read aloud for preschoolers who like tigers. Pre-K, EL (K-3). OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.