Updated: Oct 21, 2021
Timothy the Tiger is perhaps one of the most beloved characters of Ruskin Bond,
being introduced as an adorable tiger cub discovered by grandfather in the author’s
a very popular short story called ‘A Tiger in The House.’ The same story was later
republished as a chapter book titled ‘The Day Grandfather Tickled a Tiger’,
cementing itself in the hearts of ardent fans of Ruskin Bond. I, too, remember
reading the story as an 8-year-old and it has since stayed with me even after all
these years, as the works of Ruskin Bond work often do. There is a mesmerising
quality in his works, the way it evokes emotions with its lively exposition, following a
the narrative that is equal parts hilarious and compelling.
Timothy is described as a mischievous cub, provided with two companions – Toto
the monkey, who would pull him by the tail to irk him and a mongrel puppy picked up
from the roadside. Timothy is the star of the story, and the relationship between him
and the grandfather is a lovely, heart-warming one. Despite Timothy being better off
away from the house as he grows up, his relationship with grandfather still
exemplifies an unbreakable bond between the two and talks of compassion towards
CROCHETED STUFFED TOY:
To pay an ode to this delightful character, Ruskin Bond Collection teamed up with
collectives of exceptionally talented, nimble-fingered women at work in the foothills of
the Himalayas, based in Bangaon and Dehradun in Uttarakhand. Two of these
collectives are UNEVEN KNITTING and ROSA MYSTICA which aim at empowering
and uplifting the community of makers and artisans, thus creating opportunities, and
giving a platform to showcase their expertise.
But what was the product that saw the light of day with this collaboration? A
the crocheted stuffed toy of Timothy the Tiger when he was a cub!
The stuffed figure measures 6x4 inches and is hand crocheted in 100% vegan fibre.
After multiple trials and samples, to achieve the desired design, the figure was finally
introduced as a part of the ‘All-Time Favourites’ Boxed Set. The ‘All-Time Favourites’
Boxed Set comes with an original signed copy of the book ‘All-Time Favourites’ – a
hand-picked assortment of the most favourite stories of Ruskin Bond chosen by the
author himself from the plethora of his perennially loved work.
The stunning hand-crafted figurine of Timothy the Tiger has been included along with
a Plantable Thank you Card from the team to encourage the preservation of nature -
planting one sapling at a time. The Box also boasts of a Certificate of Authenticity
which is proof of the credibility and trustworthiness of the products that customers
EMBROIDERED WALL TAPESTRY:
Depicted on a 22x22 inch raw cotton canvas is a vivacious illustration of Timothy the
tiger when he was a cute little cub, with his companions Toto the monkey and the
mongrel puppy. The illustration is an assimilation of vibrant reds, yellows, and
oranges with accents of green, printed on the canvas as a Wall Tapestry to bring to
life any corner of your house!
How wonderful it is for children to grow around their favourite characters, to read,
imbibe and reflect on pieces of literature, that become a lifelong happy place for
them. The ‘Timothy and Toto Wall Tapestry’ Combo hence also includes the chapter
the book ‘The day grandfather tickled a tiger’ for a perfect weekend or bedtime read for
the little ones.
The wall tapestry is printed with organic ink and generously machine
embroidered with viscose vegan thread to furnish your space with a cheery and
As Ruskin Bond’s works often depict the poignant emotion of nostalgia and a feel-
the good element of love and companionship, Ruskin Bond Collection hopes to capture
all that and more as they bring to life the world of Ruskin bond.