The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Book rating: 05 Hardback

By (author) Judith Kerr, Illustrated by Judith Kerr

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 284mm x 14mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 6 February 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007216009
  • ISBN 13: 9780007216000
  • Illustrations note: (Full colour illustrations)
  • Sales rank: 23,010

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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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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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By Roslyn Hughes 03 Mar 2012 5

I still love this book as much as I did when I was a child. So does my 2 year old daughter. Sophie and her mum are having afternoon tea when a tiger knocks on the door and asks to join them. He proceeds to eat and drink everything in the house before leaving. He even drinks all the water in the tap so Sohpie cant have her bath! In the end Daddy comes home and thefamily go out for dinner and they buy more groceries in the morning. I especially love how calm and polite everyone is during the story. It gives the impression that tigers often come to tea and its possible a guest may eat and drink your entire pantry dry while you just sit by and smile-! Its a storyline well suited to the imaginations of young children. I wold buy it for a child aged 2-5 years

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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.