The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

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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 board book 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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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Board book | 32 pages
  • 130 x 170 x 20mm | 230g
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. numerous ills.
  • 0007236247
  • 9780007236244
  • 1,746

Review Text

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 book presents the story of Sophie and her extraordinary tea-time guest. It is suitable for small children.
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Review quote

`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.


`This book has enduring charm and young children will delight in the preposterous notion of a tiger creating mayhem in the house.' Junior Magazine


Praise for `Mog the Forgetful Cat':


`Grandparents are likely to get as much fun out of seeing it again as the new generation of fans just learning to read!' Choice Magazine


Praise for Goodbye Mog:


`Kerr's warmth, humour and honesty make this an engaging introduction to a difficult topic.' Financial Times


`Believable, amusing and moving.' Nursery World


`A supremely sensitive story.' The Times
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About Judith Kerr

Judith Kerr OBE was born in Berlin. Her family left Germany in 1933 to escape the rising Nazi party, and came to England. She studied at the Central School of Art and later worked as a scriptwriter for the BBC.


Judith married the celebrated screenwriter Nigel Kneale in 1954. She left the BBC to look after their two children, who inspired her first picture book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Published in 1968 and never out of print in the fifty years since, it has become a much-loved classic and perennial bestseller.


Judith celebrated her 95th birthday in 2018, was awarded the Booktrust Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, and continues to write and illustrate children's books from her home in London.
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Rating details

11,305 ratings
4.23 out of 5 stars
5 51% (5,788)
4 28% (3,136)
3 16% (1,778)
2 4% (426)
1 2% (177)

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This is a gorgeous board book edition of a classic book. My 26 month old daughter loves it. Highly recommended.show more
by Diana Boswarva
My grand daughter loves this. Will be read many times I am sure.show more
by Geoffrey Barber
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