An uplifting and inspiring tale of ballet and friendship from a talented debut author/illustrator.
Max isn't like other tigers - he is a tiger with a dream! He longs to pirouette and plié, to leap and spin. He wants to be a dazzling ballet dancer, shining on the stage ... and a very special friend might just help his dream come true.
A delightfully funny story about friendship, self-belief and following your dreams.
"The saga of Max and his determination to get on the stage reads something like a fun version of Billy Elliot." Independent
"Little dancers will love to see Max triumph and get his moment in the spotlight." Parents in Touch
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017 and featuring on the Scottish Book Trust list of Books That Challenge Gender Expectations.
Fabi Santiago was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has been making pictures ever since she could hold her first crayon. After studying art and design, Fabi went travelling and came across the MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, from where she graduated in 2014. Fabi's illustrations are full of movement and bold limited colours, and her media of choice is screen-printing. She likes the outdoors, cycling, dance and theatre, all of which are inspiration for her stories. Fabi lives in London with her ginger fellow and her cat, Porridge.
Little dancers will love to see Max triumph and get his moment in the spotlight. A lovely story — Parents In Touch
A dazzlingly and uplifting tale of holding on to your dreams against the odds — Red Reading Hub
This book is perfect. Not an ounce of it could be improved, and it left me with a warm feeling inside. If that doesn't say très bien I don't know what does. — The Bookbag
It's a sweet tale of following your dreams and being determined to succeed, but it's also a story of friendship and what can be achieved when you are not alone. This is Brazilian Fabi's debut book, and she looks set to have a bright future. The graduate of the Cambridge School of Art loves screen-printed images and those in this picture book are bold and have a distinctive vintage feel to them (they remind me a little of Richard Scarry's illustrations — Nottingham Post
Set in Paris, the saga of Max and his determination to get on the stage reads something like a fun version of Billy Elliot ... engagingly romantic — The Independent
A touching tale of friendship beautifully illustrated, with echoes of the classics Madeline and Eloise in Paris — Nursery World
Enchanting and inspiring, with the lovely sentiment that nothing is impossible — South Wales Evening Post
An uplifting and inspiring tale of ballet and friendship from a talented debut author/illustrator. — Junior News & Mail
An uplifting debut picture book by an exciting new author/illustrator, which highlights the importance of determination, self-belief and friendship — Book Trust
An uplifting tale about following your dreams. Tiger Max will, without doubt, inspire young readers to have the courage to take centre-stage. — Little London Magazine
An uplifting tale about following your dreams. Tiger Max will, without doubt, inspire younger readers to take centre stage — Little London Magazine
An uplifting and inspiring tale of ballet and friendship — Aldershot News & Mail
A bold story about breaking with tradition and being proud to be yourself. A triumph. Encore! — WRD Magazine Summer 2016
Stylishly illustrated — Teach Primary