Written and Illustrated by David G. Derrick Jr
36 pages – ages 3 – 8 years
Published by Immedium on October 8, 2013
Summary- The two GREATEST BEASTS in India face-off in a one-up competition to figure out just who is the scariest thing in the jungle. These pint-sized predators try to show the other why they are the scariest thing! But when they lose sight of their mommies the little tiger and baby alligator figure out there may be something even more scary than themselves.
Opinion- First off, the illustrations are beautiful (I think they are water-color)! I love the illustrations with the other animals watching the two predator babies – argue. 🙂 Besides the awesome illustrations, the book is written very well. The conversation between the alligator and tiger really sounds like two kids fighting about who is the best. I like the bragging between the alligator and the tiger – it gets pretty fun! The ending was really nice. I like the sweetness of it and how it shows that even the toughest of predators need their moms. 🙂 The end pages are really nice too. There are illustrations of all the animals in the book together, nice touch. Also the bragging and illustrations teach kids about tigers and alligators (things like the tiger’s camouflage and the alligator’s tough skin).
You can see what the beautiful interior illustrations look like in the book’s trailer below or check them out at Mr. Derrick’s website – Click HERE to go THERE! Mr. Derrick also has teachers guides for “I’m The Scariest Thing In The Jungle” and his other books at his website (click HERE).
About the author-
David Derrick is a story artist at DreamWorks Feature Animation on the films Megamind, How to Train Your Dragon, Bee
Movie and Flushed Away, and the upcoming Rise of the Guardians, based upon a book by William Joyce. He is the author of
Sid the Squid and the Search for the Perfect Job. A sculptor of wildlife in bronze, he studied fine art at the University of Utah
and graduated from California Institute of the Arts (CALARTS), where his films won a student Emmy award. Please visit his website by clicking HERE!