Nalah and the Pink Tiger
Nalah and the Pink Tiger is a picture book by Anne Sawyer. She drew inspiration for this story from her lively little niece, who lives so intensely in her imagination that grown-ups around her view her as a troublemaker. Things come to a head when - in addition to all the exotic animals that Nalah has “placed” in the house – a pink tiger “follows” her home from the zoo and creates havoc. The story also celebrates the joyful explosiveness of a child’s imagination. To illustrate the book, Anne developed a style which she calls illuminated iIllustration, featuring multiple layers and backlighting that create vibrant, textured pages.
Nalah and the Pink Tiger is also a delightful, interactive, original puppet show designed and performed by artist, author and puppeteer, Sawyer! The show is approximately 35 minutes long, with a 10 minute Q & A afterwards. It is best suited for children Pre-K through Grade 5. Original music by Matt Larson.
“Sawyer's energetic color palette makes this fun book a gem.” -Carol Frisch, Retired Director of Mother Read Father Read, Minnesota Humanities Commission
Bring Anne to your site!
To schedule a performance of the puppet show OR a special appearance by a costumed character from the story to read the book to your group, please use the contact form on the Contact page.
Anne was awarded funding from several organizations, including the Jim Henson Foundation. In addition, this activity is made possible, in part, by funds provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) from an appropriation by the Minnesota legislature and also made possible by grants from Puppeteers of America Endowment Fund and VSA Minnesota.