The classic picture book story of Sophie and her extraordinary teatime guest has been loved by millions of children since it was first published more than fifty years ago. Now an award-winning animation!
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 warm and funny picture book story is perfect for reading aloud, or for small children to read to themselves time and again. First published in 1968 and never out of print, it has become a timeless classic enjoyed and beloved by generations of children.
The magic begins at teatime!
'A modern classic.' The Independent
"It's no surprise Judith's work is still popular. It owes nothing to the vagaries of style or fashion. Her warmth and humanity are timeless." Michael Foreman
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The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a classic picture book that has delighted children and adults alike for over fifty years. Its timeless appeal is down to the charming illustrations and funny story which also make it one of Toppsta readers’ absolute favourites. When Sophie’s doorbell rings, the last thing she is expecting is a tiger wanting tea. After he has eaten all the food in the house, drunk all the drink (even the water out of the taps and all Daddy’s beer), Sophie and her mother are left wondering what to do when Daddy comes home to the aftermath. Author and illustrator Judith Kerr wrote the book in 1968, based on a bedtime story that she made up for her own daughters. Kerr is also the author of the popular Mog books about the lovable but madcap cat, as well as the semi-autobiographical story When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit about a family escaping Nazi Germany. The Tiger Who Came to Tea is now a successful stage play for children and an exciting TV adaptation is coming to Channel 4 this Christmas. The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a pleasure to read aloud and has been shared by many parents as their favourite book growing up. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the picture book’s publication, the publisher has brought out some special editions including a lovely pop-up book. The silliness of the tiger in the house is perfect for little ones aged 2 to 5 – check out the great reviews from our readers to prove it.