PARTY ANIMALS – Dan Thompson – “Tig & Lily’s Adventure!”

People who love to have fun and those who don’t will both understand the ideas of being anxious in social situations and being accepted.

By Dan Thompson ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 19, 2023

Tig the cat is feeling bored and decides to host a party, but Lily the tiger is not so keen on the idea. Tig insists that tigers are social creatures and that he doesn’t like being alone, while Lily prefers to be by herself. Despite her reluctance, Tig pressures her into agreeing to the party and inviting animals from nearby enclosures. However, when Lily attempts to talk to the prospective guests, they all flee in fear.

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Tig is understanding of the situation and stands up for his friend. After some apologies and partying, the story ends with a bonus food-fight scene. The illustrations are simple, with quarter- and half-page panels, and the dialogue is always placed front and center. Tig may come off as pushy at first, but in the end, he shows his loyalty and love for Lily, making them an unbreakable duo.

Pub Date: Sept. 19, 2023
ISBN: 9780593486313

Page Count: 96
Publisher: Random House Graphic

Review Posted Online: June 21, 2023
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15, 2023