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1001 Stories Collection

The Bear in the Bathroom

1001 How To Be A Tiger
Added on 06th August 2020

Author George Szirtes
First published 2017
Publisher Otter Barry Books

An imaginative poem from the anthology How to be a Tiger where animals show up in the unlikeliest of places.

Story

With a shark in the bath, a crocodile in the bed and a cauliflower eating wolf in the larder, what is a boy to do?

Why we chose it

A rhythmic, rhyming, adventurous poem that is great to say aloud.

Where it came from

George Szirtes was born in 1948 in Budapest and came to England as a refugee in 1956. He is a poet and translator and wrote first for adults. He won he Faber prize in 1979, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Prize in 1991 and won the TS Eliot prize in 2004.

How to be a Tiger is a collection of poems for younger children.

Associated stories

Szirtes won the CLPE Prize in 2013 for Land of the Giants.

Added on 06th August 2020

Author George Szirtes
First published 2017
Publisher Otter Barry Books