Title: Tiger in Trouble (The Adventure Club #2)
Author: Jess Butterworth
Illustrator: Kirsti Beautyman
Publisher: Orion Children’s Books
Genre: Younger children’s fiction, Animals
Book format: Paperback
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Description:  HI, I’M TILLY!
I just got back from a super IMPORTANT trip to India.  The reason we were there was very, very URGENT: we had to help find a missing TIGER CUB.  I wrote ALL ABOUT IT here in my notebook!
Do you love exploring, animals and adventure too?  Then open up this book and join…THE ADVENTRUE CLUB!

*Free copy provided by publisher for review…

Review:  This is a lovely book with a fun story featuring lots of different animals.   It’s the summer holidays and Tilly has adopted a tiger for her birthday, Tara the tiger cub.  She’s been having regular updates about Tara and her mum, but the last update was weeks ago and Tilly begins to wonder what has happened to Tara and her mum.  Soon she, along with two friends from The Adventure Club, Leo and Anita, are travelling to India to see if they can help track down Tara the tiger cub and her mum.

Tiger in Trouble book page image one
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This is my first time reading any of the Adventure Club series of books and it’s a great and fun tale.  Tilly wants to help find Tara and her mother, especially after she hears news of why the tigers have been so difficult to spot.  Getting together the adventure club for the summer holidays gives Tilly and her friends the chance to go to India, and while there they encounter lots of different wildlife.  I like how this story goes and what Tilly and her friends encounter when they head off to India.  The book is written in both general text explaining the story, as well as Tilly’s own journal entries into her notebook which is in a different font.  I like how Tilly has a lesson to learn about patience, and how many different creatures she encounters.

There are lots of lovely illustrations throughout the book and I like how the text is further broken up with Tilly’s diary entries and the different adventures that she and the others have.  The illustrations are all so lovely, especially all of the different animal pictures and I do love how the pictures do look – a little like they are Tilly’s drawings, but also quite realistic, with the animals looking even cuter than the real thing! 🙂   Each illustration is in black, white and grey and I just love how the pictures really propel the story forward, showing us what Tilly and her friends encounter and how cute all of the animals look!

Tiger in Trouble book page image two
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The ending is good and rather magical with what happens and how it comes to be.  I love how more things happen at the end of the story, when the kids leave India and return to the UK, and how there are some extra tips at the back of the book, after the story is finished, on how to create something that will help wildlife in your own back garden!  Overall this is a lovely book with a fun story featuring some very cute animals.  If I’m honest I would have preferred a bit of a longer story, a few things felt a bit rushed, but it’s definitely a great book for anyone who loves animals, and I am interested in finding out more about the other books in the series now. 🙂


What do you think of this book?  Do you like books with animals in them?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂

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