Byron Katie’s and Hans Wilhelm’s First Children’s Book together.

“TIGER-TIGER, Is It True?” is a story about a little tiger who thinks that his whole world is falling apart: his parents don’t love him, his friends have abandoned him, and life is unfair. But a wise turtle asks him four questions and everything changes. He realizes that all of his problems are not caused by things, but by his thoughts about things; and that when he questions his thoughts, life becomes wonderful again. This is a heartwarming story with a powerful message that can transform the lives of even very young children.

The Work of Byron Katie, which forms the basis of this story, is a way to identify and question the thoughts that cause all of the suffering in the world. It is a way to find peace with yourself and with the world. The old, the young, the sick, the well, the educated, the uneducated—anyone with an open mind can do this Work.
In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year descent into depression, rage, and self-hatred, Byron Katie woke up one morning and realized that all suffering comes from believing our thoughts. In a flash of joy, she saw—and she has never stopped seeing—that no one is separate from anyone or anything. Many people have moments of clarity. But Katie went further. Questioning every painful thought she had, she developed an amazing method of inquiry she called The Work. The Work asks four simple questions that turn stressful thoughts around. When you Work with a thought, you see around it to the choices beyond suffering. One thought at a time, you transform the way you experience your life.

Katie has been bringing The Work to others for twenty-three years, from the moment when people in her hometown knocked on her door because they’d heard she could help. She throws herself lovingly and tirelessly into events at prisons, hospitals, churches, V. A. treatment centers, corporations, universities, and schools. Her public events, weekend intensives, workshops for children, and nine-day School for the Work have brought freedom to hundreds of thousands of people across the world. Eckhart Tolle says, “Byron Katie’s Work is a great blessing for our planet.” Time magazine calls Katie “a spiritual innovator for the new millennium.”

Byron Katie has written three bestselling books: Loving What Is, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, and A Thousand Names for Joy. Her previous books with Hay House are Question Your Thinking—Change the World and Who Would You Be Without Your Story? Her website is, where you will find many free materials to download, as well as audio and video clips, a schedule of events, and a free hotline with a network of Work facilitators.

TIGER-TIGER, Is It True? Will be published in November by Hay House.