Dear Book Lovers,

Today Carol Green, my teaching buddy, joins the review team with a fun book for preschoolers.


Are Tigers Ticklish? was written and illustrated by Debby Anderson. This board book for children ages 1 to 5 shows how God had great fun making the animals all different shapes and sizes. Its colorful illustrations add whimsy and bring life to each page. Its easy flow and rhyming words, whether describing worms or chicks, is a plus for even the wiggliest listeners.

Are Tigers Ticklish? presents a range of animals (from those who live in the snow to those in the sea) in an orderly manner and with great humor. My favorite part of the book is its truthful answers to questions. For example it truthfully answers that no one knows where God got His ideas for frogs or butterflies, but God knows everything.

This gem of a book teaches children to identify animals, count, name colors and discover more about God. The ending question, “Are you ticklish?” is just what this sometimes tired and troubled world needs: a smile.

Check out Debby Anderson’s other books such as I Can Talk With God.

Carol Green, a graduate of Northwestern, is married and the mother of three adult children. Her five grandchildren affectionately call her “Grams cracker.”

She is the published author of many poems for both adults and children; three coloring books:  God Gave Me FiveABC Fun Book, and Color God’s World Bright; and the picture book:  My Mom Loves Me.

Besides having taught creative writing to home schoolers, she does “How to Cook a Book” classroom visits.  She has team taught an annual workshop, “Writing for Children,” with Nancy Hird. Since the loss of her eyesight, she relies on her “talking” computer named  “George.” She enjoys speaking at Bible studies and women’s conferences along with tending her jolly green garden of giant veggies and sunflowers.