The Tigon and the Liger

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Have you ever felt like you don’t fit in? Tyler the Tigon certainly did…until he met Lyla the Liger.

Tyler the tigon has never fit in. Neither a tiger like his dad nor a lion like his mom, poor Tyler sticks out like a sore thumb. Taunted and teased by the other jungle creatures, he flees into the forest with the weight of the world on his shoulders. But who does he find there? An equally extraordinary creature with a tale to match his own…

A delightful story in rhyming verse about appreciating your differences and learning to love the skin you’re in.

“Destined to become a new classic and is a book every child should grow up reading”—First News

“I think it’s important that everyone knows it’s good to be different. The world would be so boring if everyone was exactly alike! This is a really sweet story about being exactly who you are” —Shreya (Age 7), Kids Book Buzz

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Category SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2017-09-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV057000, JUV002150, JUV039230
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 520
ATOS Reading Level 3.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 192428
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed


School Library Journal

“[E]ncourages children to accept and embrace their differences, and to develop friendships with others who may differ from themselves.”—School Library Journal

Author: Keilly Swift

Keilly Swift is managing editor of the award-winning publication First News—the UK's only national newspaper for young people. The Tigon and the Liger is her debut picture book.

Illustrator: Cosei Kawa

Cosei Kawa is an award-winning Japanese artist. His many accolades include the CCBC Choices best-of-the-year list, the Sydney Taylor Book Award Silver Medal, and the Turry's Picture Book Award.