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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 40 years ago. Now celebrate the 90th birthday of Judith Kerr OBE with this beautiful slipcase gift edition of the timeless classic.
A wonderful story, about believing in the unexpected and magical. When a tiger turns up on the doorstep one day, the little girl and her mother just welcome him right in and offer him tea. He sits neatly at the table and eats his way quietly through every scrap of food in the house and every drop of drink, too. Then, just as politely, he takes his leave. When Dad comes home, there’s nothing left for him so he takes the whole family out for supper.
August 2013 Guest Editor, Lauren St John "I fell in love with the smiley, chubby tiger in Judith Kerr’s classic picturebook during one hot Zimbabwe summer when I had to read it four or five times a day to my niece. If it had been up to her I’d have read it even more frequently. Each time I got to the end, she pleaded for us to begin again. This is another wish fulfillment story, only for toddlers. A tiger turns up at the door and is invited in for tea by Sophie’s mum. It proceeds to eat its way through everything in the kitchen and pantry before departing with the same enigmatic smile. Sophie’s father turns up, graciously accepts that a fully-grown tiger has eaten his dinner and takes Sophie and her mum out for a meal. Pure genius."
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. This beautifully packaged and giftable slipcase edition is the
perfect way to celebrate the timeless appeal of this classic book.
Praise for ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’:
‘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
Praise for ‘One Night in the Zoo’:
‘Lovely… uses soothing, pastel illustrations and exotic animals to make basic counting
seem unintimidating.’ Daily Telegraph
|Publication date:||1st August 2013|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
July 2016 Judith Kerr wins a Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award. She received the award at London Zoo, at a ceremony hosted by former Children’s Laureate and BookTrust President, Michael Morpurgo. Judith Kerr said: "I am honoured and delighted that I have been chosen to receive the BookTrust’s Lifetime Achievement Award. I thank them very much, and as the presentation is to be at London Zoo, I’ll also be able to thank the tigers in the tiger enclosure who started it all." Judith Kerr was born in Berlin in 1923 but escaped from Hitler’...More About Judith Kerr
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