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Review: Tigeropolis: The Grand Opening by RD Dikstra

Series: Tigeropolis #2tigeropolis-book-2-cover

Title: The Grand Opening

Author: R D Dikstra

Publisher: Bella Media

Pages: 176

Date of Publication: October, 2016

Rating: 5/5

This is a brilliant sequel in this endearing children’s series starring the tigers of Tigeropolis. In this book, the official opening of Tigeropolis is being planned and executed. The humans have ideas about how this should happen but the tigers have some better plans, their only problem is convincing the humans about that!

Get ready to party in the palace in this beautifully illustrated second in series. Like the first story, Beyond the Deep Forest, this sequel is written to appeal to children and the brilliant illustrations enhance its appeal.

Again, teachers or parents involving their children in learning about conservation work will probably find this a different approach as everything is related from the point of view of the tigers. There are some intriguing problem solving scenarios involved in this story and it would be fun encouraging pupils to think up their own solutions to these difficulties. There are also party invitations and arrangements involved, again something pupils could design for themselves (without inviting the tigers, obviously!).

However, I think this is another brilliant, engaging read and is certainly a story to enjoy for its own sake as well as developing awareness of the need to protect natural habitats and the wildlife living there.

Thanks to the publishers for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.


The Grand Opening picks up the story at the end of ‘Tigeropolis Book 1 Beyond the Dark Forest’.

The news that tigers have at last ‘returned’ to Tigeropolis has saved the Park from closure, but much still needs to be done if Tigeropolis is to be a success as a thriving tiger reserve.

As usual Bittu and his sister Matti are full of enthusiasm for the task of making Tigeropolis the top tourist destination in India. Needless to say, things are a bit more complicated than they at first seem, and it appears that the Maharaja has some old scores to settle.

This book is available from a variety of sources, including

Amazon (UK)            Amazon (US)

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