If I Were a Tiger by Caroline Coleman ~ Book Review

June 7, 2023


Welcome to the Blog Tour for If I Were a Tiger by Caroline Coleman, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

If I Were a Tiger

Title: If I Were a Tiger
Caroline Coleman
Publisher: WaterBrook
Release Date:
October 25, 2022
Christian Children's Picture Book

A whimsical and playful rhyming picture book about a young boy who imagines himself as a tiger to overcome his fears — only to realize that he can trust in God. 

Meet Tim Bone. He has a big imagination, and when it roams wild, he’s afraid of a lot of things. He's scared of the moon and the wailing typhoon, and he won't wear his sneakers because he fears hidden creatures. Tim's nervous at home, at school, and at play! 

Fed up with being frightened, Tim comes up with a bold solution: He’s going to become a tiger so he can be fiercer than his fears! There’s just one If he’s a tiger, he can’t be Tim. Could there be a better solution? What if Tim puts his trust in God—who made both boys and tigers—instead?  


If I Were a Tiger invites kids of all ages to live in the comforting truth that no one has to carry their fears alone, and offers the reminder that God is only a prayer away.

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Oh this was such a good story for kids. We meet Tim Bone who you can tell is an anxious little boy who is afraid of pretty much everything. He wants to blend in with the background afraid that he will be called on or made fun of. He imagines himself a tiger and how by being one he would be able to conquer all of his fears. No one would pick on him because he can be as brave as he wants. He quickly realizes that only one person can help him with his fears and that is God. Putting his trust in the one that can give him strength he realizes he can do and overcome anything.

We loved this book!! As a parent I really enjoyed the lesson in this book and the ease of reading it to my younger kiddos that had them enthralled in the story. It's refreshing to see books like this with a strong message on relying on God when facing anxiety or fears. My children (8 and 9) really enjoyed the illustrations.

Overall I really enjoyed this children's book and I can't wait to tell all my mama friends about it! It will be a great addition to your home library and a great gift for other mamas!

I received a copy of this book for review. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

Caroline Coleman

Caroline Coleman's debut picture book, IF I WERE A TIGER, was recently released by Waterbrook Press, a Christian imprint of Penguin Random House. Her novel, LOVING SOREN (B&H 2005), tells the true story of the woman who loved the Danish Christian philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard. She has an English degree from Princeton University, a fiction MFA from Brooklyn College and law degrees from Columbia Law School and Christ Church, Oxford University. She used to be a lawyer and now teaches English literature as an adjunct to the English department at Hunter College in New York City, where she lives with her family.

Connect with Caroline by visiting carolinecolemanbooks.com to follow her on social media and sign up for blog updates.

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(2) winners will receive a Stuffed Tiger Nightlight, a print copy of If I Were a Tiger, and a $20.00 Amazon Gift Card!

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  1. This sounds like a cute book love the cover!

  2. love your review! Thanks for being on the tour :)

  3. A great book for my 7 year old to read!

  4. Loved the message of the book! Great story and cute coverart! Thanks for sharing!