How the idea for the story was born?

One morning, a deer spotted me, it stood bolt upright and became a statue. It tried to outwit me by hiding in plain sight. I wondered what a deer might do to fool a true predator. A disguise?

What's the story about?

Tiger is strong, Tiger is fierce and Tiger is sneaky. Today Tiger is hunting Deer. Deer is not strong, she is not fierce, but she is very, very sneaky. Using a series of outrageous outfits, Deer escapes to Tiger at every turn. But Tiger is not one to be outwitted, so he discovers the disguises and lies in wait. Is this the end for Deer or have we been deceived? Is Deer now hunting Tiger?

Would you like to dedicate it to someone?

I dedicate this book to my mother, who likes to appear fierce, but I know it is only a game.


David Hearn is a writer, illustrator and picture books maker. After studying Art in Northampton, he worked in Portugal, Malta, Cyprus and the Maldives. When he thought about growing up, he decided to move back to England, where he lives now with his curly wife, a curly son and a smelly dog. He mostly illustrates his books while lounging on the sofa with his snoring schnauzer at his feet. He’s still thinking about growing up.

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