Bibi Dumon Tak and Ingrid & Dieter Schubert

A Tiger in Your Bed

The David Attenborough of Dutch children’s non-fiction pays tribute to the tiger

The Tijgerlezen series is made up of exciting and funny stories for beginning readers. Bibi Dumon Tak has added this electrifying nonfiction title to the list. In short, rhythmic sentences, she introduces the tiger to the reader.

She does this with juicy facts about the tiger’s hunting behaviour and its solitary life in the Asian jungle. But Dumon Tak offers more than handy information for talks at school. The book begins and ends with two incredible but true stories, including the thrilling tale of an Indian man who found a tiger in his bed one night.

Ingrid and Dieter Schubert, the internationally renowned illustration duo, have created realistic and cuddly tiger illustrations to go with the stories, once again demonstrating their skill. This is nonfiction that is both appealing and accessible for the youngest readers.

Dumon Tak - Een tijger in je bed (sample inside)

Bibi Dumon Tak writes excitingly and almost poetically about tigers.


What a delight, this Tijgerlezen book!


Bibi Dumon Tak

Bibi Dumon Tak (b. 1964) studied Dutch Literature. In 2001, she made her debut as a non-fiction author for children with Het koeienboek (The Cow Book, 2001). Although Dumon Tak’s oeuvre consists for the main part of factual titles, the line between fiction and non-fiction appears to blur in her…

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Een tijger in je bed (2021). Children's books, 64 pages.


Ingrid & Dieter Schubert

Age: 6+

Themes: picture book


Querido Kind

Weteringschans 259
1017 XJ Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20 760 72 10

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