Tigers don’t talk (well, at least not in ‘people’ language). Tigers don’t have names either. But then T-Cub is a very special tiger cub and he wants to tell you his story. It’s about his life in a forest in India, and his animal friends (and foes) including monkeys, peacocks and elephants.

T-Cub is naughty, curious, lovable, and brave (and sometimes scared too!).  He is living the good life of a wild tiger – prowling the forest, loved by his Ma, teased by his sister.  He is learning the laws of the jungle, to hunt, to be a tiger. And then one day, his mother vanishes, and T-Cub learns another lesson – it is not easy to be a tiger!

The book also talks about the threats faced by the species and the ways one can help in conserving the tiger. The author gives a brief bibliography on the books that inspired her, and the treasure trove of nature writing in India and outside.

How the book happened (an interview with the author): http://www.thehindu.com/books/tigers-are-people-too/

 

About the Author

Prerna Singh Bindra lives in a city, but is usually found wandering in forests, hoping to meet to meet tigers, elephants and other wild creatures. She is a writer, a keen student of nature and a wildlife warrior, who wants to save all wild animals, and the wilderness they live in. Prerna has played a role in protecting many pristine forests and is a strong voice for endangered wildlife.  She dreams of a world where people are not “at war with nature”, but respect and value nature; where children have their innate sense of wonder and there still exist wildernesses for them to explore. Prerna’s very best friend is her dog, Doginder Singh. To know more about the author, visit prernabindra.com

About the Illustrator

Maya Ramaswamy is a wildlife artist based in Bangalore. A keen student of natural history and conservation, she worked as a volunteer for wildlife conservation as a schoolgirl. She has illustrated several books with Katha and Pratham Books.  Maya is inspired by natural India “We must preserve the rich tapestry of our wild and natural habitats, wetlands and protected areas, if we hope to preserve the health of water, soil, and food security for future generations. Our children cannot laugh on barren lands full of man-made clutter.”

Publisher: Speaking Tiger

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