|Tiger Trouble, by Diane Goode
Blue Sky Press 2001
It chronicles the daily life of Jack and Lily, his tiger in New York City. The boy and his pet are best friends; they go everywhere together. But trouble arises when Mildew Mud arrives on the scene with his pampered bulldog.
This classic offering from Goode showcases a lovely simplified style. The pastel palette and soft edges paint a nostalgic look at turn-of-the-century New York without being sentimental. Action and a good bit of whimsy round out the tale that is sure to please even picky readers.