The Tiger Who Came to Tea
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The Tiger Who Came to Tea

By (author) Judith Kerr , Illustrated by Judith Kerr

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This classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary tea-time guest has been loved by millions of children since it was first published over 30 years ago. Now a new generation will enjoy this beautiful reformatted edition! The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger! This modern classic picture book is perfect for reading aloud, or for small children to read to themselves time and again. All artwork has been re-originated and a fresh design approach has been used for this reformatted edition.

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 216 x 272 x 4mm | 180g
  • 06 Feb 2006
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Children's Books
  • London
  • English
  • New ed.
  • chiefly col. Illustrations
  • 0007215991
  • 9780007215997
  • 61

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Author Information

Judith Kerr was born in Berlin, but left Germany with her family in 1933 to escape the Nazis. They arrived in England in 1936, having spent the intervening years in Switzerland and France. There she met her husband Nigel Kneale and they had two children together; Judith wrote 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' for them, which has gone on to become a much-loved classic, in print for over forty years. She was awarded an OBE in 2012 for services to children's literature and holocaust education, and celebrates her 90th birthday in 2013.

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"Near perfection of form is embellished by clear, expressive illustrations. The pace is exactly right, the resolution totally satisfying." Dorothy Butler: Babies Need Books. "A modern classic." The Independent.

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Customer reviews

A timeless classic

A marvellous story of a tiger who unexpectedly knocked at the door and asked to have tea with a little girl Sophie and her mother. This book is a favourite with my daughter (as well as others we read it to). It is wonderful to read and we read it over and over again. Highly recommended.show more
by Giselle Cooke

Good simple read

A simple funny story for reading aloud - kids would love how the tiger finishes everything that was laid out for tea.show more
by Yvonne Lee