Tiger vs Nightmare


Tiger vs Nightmare is a graphic novel written and illustrated by me, published by First Second. It tells the story of a little girl tiger and the monster who lives under her bed and protects her from nightmares. But one night, a nightmare arrives that is too big for Monster to handle. They have to work together to figure out how to defeat it.

Available where ever you buy books, but I encourage you to check with your local indie store first!

Also available in France, titled “Camille Contre Les Cauchemars” published by Casterman

2019 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book

2019 Eisner nominated

A 2018 Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year

A School Library Journal Best Graphic Novel of 2018

"Real or not, nightmares affect us, and so the true victory in Tetri’s book comes in unlikely collaborations and creativity in the face of terror." ―The New York Times

"Tetri has crafted a sweet, uplifting tale of best friends, imagination, bravery, and teamwork. Highly recommended for fans of Lorena Alvarez’s Nightlights and anyone who has, or remembers having, nighttime terrors." ―School Library Journal, starred review

"Rich details enhance the setting inconspicuously: Tiger's parents, also tigers, run a repair shop for flying cars; one parent is Dad while the other is of undesignated gender. A visual and emotional symphony." ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"The art gives the title the comfort of a younger picture book, but the story itself deals directly with the emotional growth of growing kids, as they wrestle with the anxieties that come with shifting challenges―in sleeping or otherwise―that must be confronted when growing up." ―Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"Tetri’s pencil-and-watercolor panels capture Tiger’s engaging, cublike features...seamless visual storytelling and an impressive emotional range make this a notable debut." ―Publishers Weekly

"With an empowering message, beautifully dynamic artwork, and an invitingly open format, this is a natural choice for kids making the transition from picture books to graphic novels." ―Booklist

"Tetri brings the reader not just into the action of the story but into its emotion as well. Looking at the art on these pages, the reader feels the victory over the nightmare, right along with Tiger and Monster." ―Horn Book