Press Release: ‘The Lonely Tiger’ — Terenia Edwards’ Friendship and Self-Discovery Picture Book Publishing on July 20th

Debut Picture Book from actress-come-author Terenia Edwards

A story about loneliness, friendship, and self-discovery, beautifully illustrated by Severus Lian

Follow Monkey, Bird, and Elephant on a quest to help Tiger discover who he really is!

Publishing July 20th, 2023 in the UK and worldwide.


Tiny Tree is pleased to announce that Terenia Edwards’ debut children’s picture book ‘The Lonely Tiger’ is set to be published on July 20th 2023. A story about loneliness, friendship, and self-discovery for young readers, ‘The Lonely Tiger’ is a sweet and uplifting tale for young readers; artfully illustrated by award-winning illustrator Severus Lian (里恩太太). 

‘The Lonely Tiger’ follows Tiger — the life and soul of the party. However, Tiger really doesn’t enjoy being alone. Thankfully, Tiger has wonderful friends! Monkey, Bird, Elephant and Frog want to help their friend see just how much he lights up the room.

Perfect for a theatrical bedtime read, performed by grown-ups, or as an introduction to reading alone, ‘The Lonely Tiger’ is a story about discovering who we really are through the eyes of people who love us the most. 

From The Back of the Book:

It can get lonely… being one-of-a-kind!

Tiger loves to party, but he hates being alone.

It’s up to his friends to show Tiger that being on your own isn’t so bad.

‘The Lonely Tiger’ is the debut picture book from actress-turned-author, Terenia Edwards. Having performed on the stage and the silver screen since 2015, Terenia really connected with young audiences during the touring production of ‘I, Piano’ by Adrian Hornsby, a musical theatre show that debuted at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and returned for a second run in 2022.

“The characters in this book have lived in my head for 2 years now,” says Terenia. “I’m so excited to finally share them with the world. I think we all have days when we doubt our own worth, so I think this story will resonate with kids and grown-ups alike.”

Award-winning illustrator Severus Lian (里恩太太) joined the project early on; her soft and playful art style really brought the book to life and helped to showcase the joy and charm of the story. In 2023, ‘The Lonely Tiger’ was featured as part of the illustrator’s latest solo exhibition in Taiwan.

“I came across Severus’ work online and instantly knew she’d be the perfect collaborator to join the project,” adds Terenia. “Her drawings are so playful and warm – she’s brought Tiger and his friends to life.”

‘The Lonely Tiger’ will be published by Tiny Tree (an imprint of Andrews UK) on July 20th, 2023 and will be available globally in paperback, hardback and digital. Readers are able to pre-order today.

About Terenia Edwards

Terenia Edwards. has worked as an actress in Film, TV, and Theatre since she graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2015. Although The Lonely Tiger is her first book, she has previously engaged with young audiences in her work on stage in the touring production of

‘I, Piano’ by Adrian Hornsby and on Film in Sony Animation’s Peter Rabbit. Terenia also co-directed a devised opera with 10-14-year-olds with ASC called, ‘Now I’ve Found my Voice’.

About Severus Lian (里恩太太)

Severus Lian  (里恩太太) is an illustrator and picture book maker, inspired by the beauty of nature, daily life, and the warmth of home. She graduated in 2020 from Cambridge School of Art for Master of 

Children’s Book Illustration, and currently works and lives in her hometown, Taipei Taiwan. Her work is featured in picture books, book covers, editorial publications, stationery, and commercial design. She loves drawing animals, and fun characters, writing funny stories, and is keen on using combos of line, pencil, gouache, and watercolor. 

About Tiny Tree

Tiny Tree Children’s Books is an independent children’s book imprint based in Manchester, UK: specialising in children’s picture books, chapter books, and YA. Tiny Tree is a small publisher with big goals, publishing exciting, engaging, and diverse titles for children of all ages. Tiny Tree books are written for children, encouraging them to be themselves and live their own truths. In 2023 Tiny Tree was acquired by publisher Andrews UK. 

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