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The Tiger Who Came to Tea Paperback – 6 Feb 2006
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“Near perfection of form is embellished by clear, expressive illustrations. The pace is exactly right, the resolution totally satisfying.”
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“A modern classic.”
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.See all Product Description
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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.
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.
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.
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
As a result, the evening routine is compromised!
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.
Brilliant illustrations, from Ms Kerr, 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 turn the pages!
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of my favourite children books. I've bought many as I like to give it as a present (I'm a nanny). Read morePublished 6 days ago by Serena Murachelli
This is an absolutely lovely book. My children enjoyed the original and I am really looking forward to reading this to my grandchildren. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Since I bought this classic book for our 2 yr old, it's been a firm favourite. She's had it for about a month and talks about the tiger who came to tea all day. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Sabrina
A top of the line book with cd. Most intriguing for 3/4 year olds, a book that will get dog eared from love.Published 29 days ago by aileen foley
My 4 month old baby boy already loves this book, I initially purchased it for when he's older but it's a firm bedtime favourite already!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer