Keilly Swift Reviews & Quotes

“Never has there been a more pressing need to engage children in issues around diversity. And it’s never too early to start. Keilly Swift’s The Tigon and The Liger opens very young children’s eyes to the notion that, although other people may seem different, inside we all share the same hopes, fears, needs and dreams. It is also a celebration of the fact that what makes us different is what makes us special and that nobody should be made to feel sad and excluded. The Tigon and The Liger is destined to become a new classic and is a book every child should grow up reading.” – Nicky Cox MBE, First News

“This book is beautiful, the illustrations exquisite, but more than that, the key message about being comfortable in your own skin is important and powerful and it will no doubt become a favourite for children, parents, friends, grandparents, uncles, aunts, godparents and anyone else who wants children to appreciate each other’s, and their own, differences.” – Lucy Campbell, award-winning family blogger

“The words, the narrative and pictures make this book a fantastic read! Plus such a relevant issue to teach younger children about being unique and comfortable with who they are!” – Scott Chudley, Deputy Head Teacher, Portway Primary School, Newham

“Your book blew my mind because it was so emotional. I’ve learnt so much from it and now I will be able to make more friends.” – Majida Saima, aged 7

“The appealing illustrations and important message of this book make it an essential choice for the primary classroom.” – Books for Topics

“This is an important book with an important message.”  – Let Them Be Small, parenting blog

“Promotes the celebration of diversity. The stunning illustrations by Cosei Kawa have a dream like quality that truly capture the imagination. The Mini Reviewers really enjoyed the story and because it carries such an important message. We firmly believe this book should be on every child’s shelf.”  – Kate Eccles, author of popular blog Along Came Poppy

“From your book I have learnt that being different doesn’t matter, you will still find a friend.” – Gabriel Rodrigues Toscano, aged 7

“This is a lovely rhyming tale with a good rhythm, making it a pleasure to read. The last double-page is charming, with a list of unusual creatures and illustrations to match, where the final sentence really involves the child in the story, making the book personal to them. It would help a child who may be finding it hard to make friends, or a child who feels different, for whatever reason.” – Little Parachutes library

“Told in rhyme, The Tigon and the Liger is a wonderful story about being comfortable with who you are and being happy to be different… A pur-fect story for this important week!”  – North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award blog

The Tigon and the Liger is a beautiful book. There are many children’s stories that have main characters that don’t fit in and, by the end, their qualities are embraced. All too often the plot is rather familiar. Although this follows a similar path, rarely does a story embrace this theme with such uniqueness and culture. Lantana Publishing work with diverse themes, authors and illustrators and this is one of many of their richly enchanting works.” – The Happy Book Club

“When I read this book it made feel so sad for Tyler and Lyla. I could imagine how lonely they both felt. I will always make sure everyone has a friend in the playground.” – Diya Ral, aged 7

“The first time I read the book I felt like I was in the jungle with Tyler and Lyla. Please make a film of this!” – Abdul Baasit Ibrahim, aged 7

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