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The Tiger Who Came to Tea [Paperback]

Judith Kerr
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (308 customer reviews)
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Book Description

6 Feb 2006

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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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks; New Ed edition (6 Feb 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007215991
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007215997
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 26.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (308 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Judith Kerr was born in Berlin, the daughter of a distinguished German writer. She left Germany with her family in 1933 to escape from the Nazis and they arrived in England in 1936, having spent the intervening years in Switzerland and France. She is best known for her children's books, both self-illustrated picture titles such as the 17-strong Mog series and The Tiger Who Came To Tea, and novels such as When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit and The Other Way Round, which tells the story of the rise of the Nazis in 1930s Germany from a child's perspective.

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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.

From the Back Cover

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!

The multi-million selling picture book no childhood should be without.


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74 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply superb 2 Jun 2005
By C. Chambers VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
This classic book is a staunch favourite in our house and has been for years! The drawings are fabulous, the storyline builds to a wonderful climax and the little twist at the end is just delicious. It is simply one of the best books for young children and I have never yet met one who didn't love it once they had met it!
Some books make you sigh when your child asks for it yet again, but this one never does. It is always a pleasure to read for both the parent and the child and I heartily commend it to you as an excellent addition to your collection.
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55 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILL BOOK 1 May 2008
Format:Paperback
One day, there was a knock at the door of Sophie's house, just as she and her mummy were going to have tea, but the milkman had already come and it was not the day for the boy from the grocer; it could not be daddy because he was coming home a little bit later and he had his keys. Who was the mysterious being at the door? Find out in this book...

This book is wonderful: the illustrations are vivid and bright; the vocabulary range is good for children aged from 4 - 7 and the story line is delightful. It is a truly superb book.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book with my brother (who enjoyed it as well) and would rate it, for myself and on behalf of my brother, 10/ 10.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic not to be missed! 2 Sep 2006
Format:Paperback
I loved this book as a child, and it would be just worth keeping now I'm in my teens just to bring back the memories of those first few years of me being able to read!

I would definitely recommend for any mum who has a toddler - read it to them and I doubt they'd forget it even when they're 30! =P
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The kids love the naughtiness of the tiger! 18 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Both our kids think this book is wonderful. Our daughter, now 5, is a bit old for it now,but adored it at age 2. Our 2 year old son now wants it read to him every night (several times ideally!), and loves to hear about the naughty tiger, and now knows most of it off by heart!
The illustrations, although dated, are very colourful and fun, and remind me of books I had when I was little - a bit of nostalgia!
A very highly recommended book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The family loves this book 1 Mar 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I never read this book as a child but my 10 month old daughter loves it. There was a chap dressed in a tiger suit at a fair a few weeks ago and she became so excited when I told her that it was the tiger who came to tea. For the next week at least, no other book would do. The illustrations are bold and have real affection. The tiger has great personality. The story holds attention to the end.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A hit with most 5 year olds 24 Jun 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I have just read this book with my year 1 class (ages 5 and 6). They were very keen to share some of their responses on this website.
Reece wrote: This story is about Sophie and her Mummy. The book is excellent and I loved it. When you read it you will never believe how good it is. Children from 3 to 7 would enjoy it.
Yvonne wrote: This book is for children from 4 to 9. The illustrations are fantastic. The story is about a young girl, her mother and a tiger who comes to tea! I would recommend the book because the pictures are fantastic and colourful. Make sure you read it to the end because it is fantastic!
Kango wrote: I would recommend this story because the drawings of the tiger were very good. I loved the text because it was funny and exciting.
Isabelle wrote: This book has lots of little details in the pictures. I liked the part where the tiger comes into the house. It's a little bit scary!
However Tibo felt that the dramatic potential of the story wasn't fully realised. He wrote: I recommend this book because of the good pictures but I expected a tiger would make the story a little more adventurous.
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44 of 49 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
and eats rather more than his fair share!

As a result, the evening routine is compromised!

Oh dear!
But... don't worry - all is well at the end!

From the back cover:-

'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!'

'The multi-million selling picture book no childhood should be without.'

Durable board covers open to 28 high quality shiny pages in the popular 2-page spread format.
Simply SUPERB illustrations, from Ms Kerr and this super read-with-me story is further enhanced by meaningful facial expressions.

Clear easy-to-follow text.

Example of text:-

'Once there was a little girl called Sophie, and she was having tea with her mummy in the kitchen.
Suddenly there was a ring at the door.

Sophie's mummy said,
"I wonder who that can be.
It can't be the milkman because he came this morning.
And it can't be the boy from the grocer because this isn't the day he comes.
And it can't be Daddy because he's got his key.

We'd better open the door and see."..........'

On the doorstep is a big, furry, stripy tiger.......who is terribly polite. And as he asks so nicely...........if he can have tea with Sophie and her mummy..... the latter agrees.

So the tiger comes into the kitchen and sits down at the table......but he is a VERY hungry tiger.........and a very thirsty one, too....as we find out as the pages turn!

A repeat element on the quantity the friendly tiger eats promotes that all important eagerness for the younger listener to join in with, giving lots of scope for interaction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Love this book. So cute and the thick board pages mean that my baby can easily turn the pages himself.
Published 16 hours ago by K. O'Malley
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic
This is wonderful book I loved as a child - great story, lovely illustrations and words. I would always give this to any small child.
Published 4 days ago by emily husain
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic that never gets old.
I read this book as a child and fondly remember the story with it's wonderful illustrations. I did not realise the book would be small (ladybird book size) as I ordered a hard... Read more
Published 8 days ago by MISS A F OGUNTONA
5.0 out of 5 stars Delighted
Bought this book for our grandaughter, as we had the book when our children were small. Enjoyed by all Thank you.
Published 10 days ago by c m cook
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book
Excellent book. My 2 year old loves it. it has a great story and the illustrations are good. Highly recommended.
Published 25 days ago by mr kevin
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic
I loved this book as a child and my children have loved it too, it never fails to please at bedtime.
Published 1 month ago by Victoria Lavington
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic that my toddler adores
This book is written by Judith Kerr who also writes the "Mog" series. My two year old first loved the Mog books but now without fail I read this Tiger book every night. Read more
Published 1 month ago by LJ
4.0 out of 5 stars Ok but a bit babyish for reading practice
I was trying to find stories our 6 year old could read himself, for reading practice, and that would grab his attention. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Fairy Godmother
4.0 out of 5 stars Miss
My 4 year old loves this book! So much he is dressing up as the tiger at school for World Book Day!
Published 1 month ago by Laura S
5.0 out of 5 stars A read to be repeated often
A timeless story that every childI have read it to wants it over and over again. Please keep publishing it
Published 1 month ago by J E English
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