Poor Mr. Tiger. He is a tiger cooped up in a world of "acting proper". One day he gets tired of it all and decides "I gotta be me". The consequences of his actions and the outcome of the story are predictable (for adult readers) but the illustrations portraying Mr. Tiger's journey to self-fulfillment are what make this book impressive. You can't help but root for Mr. Tiger and you are so happy to see the influence he has on others. The world Brown creates in his illustrations is humorous but alo provides a good commentary on our everyday lives and how we choose to live them. Definitely a book that will appeal to young readers in one way and to adults in a completely different way.