“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.”
From the Back Cover
This is the thirtieth anniversary of one of the most popular picture books ever written. This special anniversary edition celebrates its timeless appeal.
Sophie was just having tea when the door bell rang. Who could it be? It couldn’t be the milkman or the grocer or Daddy, because he had a key of his own and didn’t need to ring. Sophie opened the door to a wonderful, big, furry stripy tiger. ‘Excuse me,’ said the tiger politely. ’Do you think I could have tea with you?’ ’Of course,’ said Sophie’s mummy. Sophie loves her unexpected visitor and the tiger tries his best to be well-behaved but he just can’t help causing problems. After all, he is very hungry.
A reassuring, funny story with a hint of anarchy which has delighted children ever since it first appeared.
'“A modern classic”''THE INDEPENDENT'
'“Judith Kerr’s superb story…Near perfection of form is embellished by clear, expressive illustrations. The pace is exactly right, the resolution totally satisfying.”'
DOROTHY BUTLER,'BABIES NEED BOOKS'
About the Author
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.