The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
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The body has been viewed, for the most part, merely as an indicator of distress; a reporter of the internal reality; a thermometer, so to speak, of the current psychological temperature. When faced with a hungry tiger at the door, there are only two things you can do: slam the door and hide, or invite him in and hope for the best.
Either way, we’re here to support you in reading this classic children’s book with our range of engaging learning materials. Based on Judith Kerr’s well-loved story, ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’, our Tiger Who Came to Tea Description Word Mat is the perfect way to create an outstanding descriptive writing lesson. Perhaps you can have a discussion with the children on what they would do if a tiger (or some other wild animal) came to their house.
The position was stated that trauma occurs nearly everywhere in the human existence, including as a fetus. Here at Twinkl, we have a huge collection of learning materials created in partnership with Harper Collins. Sophie cuddles him, rides on his back and plays with his stripy tail - and the tiger still has a great big smile on his face.
The community aspect reminded of stories of the Bataan Death March and the forced use of prisoners to build roads and facilities in WWII. You could place this Tiger Who Came to Tea Description Mat on children’s desks to support independent writing, or you could hang it on your classroom wall as a whole-class visual prompt.
A common trait of the survivors: a caring somebody to watch over them and to whom they cared when time arose. That a physical connection/grounding plays a role in restoring a wandering spirit (a shamanic image) is interesting.
It may in some sense be true that, as Levine argues, the symptoms of trauma are the consequence of an unresolved emergency response, but we cannot know this from his account. The reader is taken on a guided tour of the subtle, yet powerful impulses that govern our responses to overwhelming life events. Or worse, is the tiger real, at least in some sense, a local monster eating families out of house and home, all while playing trumpet in his spare time.This offers a refreshing, biological-based look at trauma and its after-effects, while dispelling many of the myths that surround trauma and PTSD in Western psychology today. The book begins: “There was once a tiger who fancied a pint, not Carling of course, that was too weak and too gassy. During the sketch, Lock announced that he had given Judith Kerr’s classic children’s book The Tiger Who Came to Tea a bit of a refresh, so that it contained tigers and alcohol - his “two favourite things”.