Author(s): Fabi Santiago
Set in Paris, with a dancing tiger as the star, this is an uplifting tale of following your dreams and pursuing your talent, no matter what, and about making friends. Max isn't like other tigers - he is a tiger with a dream! He longs to pirouette and plie, to leap and spin. He wants to be a dazzling dancer, shining on the stage! Little dancers will love to see Max triumph and get his moment in the spotlight. From a new artistic talent whose work will appeal to fans of Miroslav Sasek and James Mayhew
Little dancers will love to see Max triumph and get his moment in the spotlight. A lovely story Parents In Touch A dazzlingly and uplifting tale of holding on to your dreams against the odds Red Reading Hub This book is perfect. Not an ounce of it could be improved, and it left me with a warm feeling inside. If that doesn't say tres bien I don't know what does. The Bookbag It's a sweet tale of following your dreams and being determined to succeed, but it's also a story of friendship and what can be achieved when you are not alone. This is Brazilian Fabi's debut book, and she looks set to have a bright future. The graduate of the Cambridge School of Art loves screen-printed images and those in this picture book are bold and have a distinctive vintage feel to them (they remind me a little of Richard Scarry's illustrations Nottingham Post Set in Paris, the saga of Max and his determination to get on the stage reads something like a fun version of Billy Elliot ... engagingly romantic The Independent A touching tale of friendship beautifully illustrated, with echoes of the classics Madeline and Eloise in Paris Nursery World Enchanting and inspiring, with the lovely sentiment that nothing is impossible South Wales Evening Post An uplifting and inspiring tale of ballet and friendship from a talented debut author/illustrator. Junior News Mail An uplifting debut picture book by an exciting new author/illustrator, which highlights the importance of determination, self-belief and friendship Book Trust An uplifting tale about following your dreams. Tiger Max will, without doubt, inspire young readers to have the courage to take centre-stage. Little London Magazine An uplifting tale about following your dreams. Tiger Max will, without doubt, inspire younger readers to take centre stage Little London Magazine An uplifting and inspiring tale of ballet and friendship Aldershot News Mail A bold story about breaking with tradition and being proud to be yourself. A triumph. Encore! WRD Magazine Summer 2016
Fabi Santiago was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has been making pictures ever since she could hold her first crayon. After studying art and design, Fabi went travelling and came across the MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, from where she graduated in 2014. Fabi's illustrations are full of movement and bold limited colours, and her media of choice is screen-printing. She likes the outdoors, cycling, dance and theatre, all of which are inspiration for her stories. Fabi lives in London with her ginger fellow and her cat, Porridge.