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The Rat and the Tiger

by Keiko Kasza

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Throughout this book, no one is willing to share until they understand how much it hurts the other. I like how the book chooses two unlikely friends: the tiger and the rat, and I would read it to my students, because it shares both sides of the story. Sharing is an important lesson to learn at a young age, so I would read it to grades PreK-1st. ( )
  megfeyer | May 2, 2017 |
Tiger is always bossing little rat and taking advantage of their friendship. Rat sticks up for himself and then they could be friends again.
  JennyJensen | Mar 2, 2015 |
The rat and the tiger are friends but the rat doesn't think he is being treated fairly. He believes the tiger is taking advantage of him being small. The rat doesn't want to speak up because he's afraid of what might happen. The last straw for the rat is when the tiger knocks down the tall building he made out of blocks. He fusses at the tiger and says they are no longer friends. The tiger feels awful and tries to make it up to the rat. He does all the things the rat had to do and the rat is acting like the tiger. The rat eventually becomes his friend again and they learn to have an equal relationship. This is a great book to teach about friendship roles to students. ( )
  TamaraSmith | Apr 26, 2013 |
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Even though one is just a tiny little fellow and the other is a big tough guy, rat and tiger are best friends. they have lots of fun playing together, even though tiger is a bit of a bully. when they play cowboys, rat always has to be the bad guy. when they share a snack, rat always gets the smaller piece. but one day, tiger takes the bullying too far, and rat decides that he’s not going take it anymore. rat stands up for himself and refuses to be tiger’s friend until tiger learns to play fair and square. with appealing illustrations and a simple text, Keiko Kasza delivers an important message about friendship in this heartwarming story.

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In his friendship with Rat, Tiger takes advantage and plays the bully because of his greater size, but one day Rat stands up for his rights.

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