Why is a Tiger a Tiger: A Bestiary of Etymology is an 80 page hardcover book featuring the stories behind some 70 animals’ names, in engaging explanations crafted from The Online Etymology Dictionary. Each investigation is accompanied by all new paper cut illustrations by author/illustrator Dave Buchen. What does the ant have in common with the trout? How are we humans similar to the mammoth and the mole? Who created the word insect? Where in the world did the lemur get its name? And how did the whooshing sound of a partridge’s wings help to name that bird? This beautiful book can help create a lasting connection between words and word histories for curious readers of all ages.