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The Tiger Who Came to Tea [With CD (Audio)]


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This classic story has been loved by millions of children since it was first published over 30 years ago. 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. CD: Track 1: The Tiger who came to tea with sound effects and additional material created for this audio by Judith Kerr Track 2: The Tiger who came to tea toned for read-along / A reassuring, funny story with a hint of anarchy which has delighted children ever since it first appeared. / The Tiger Who Came to Tea has sold over one million copies. / Judith Kerr is a well-respected author -- her first novel, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, won the prestigious Jugenbuchpreis in Germany.

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 the Nazis and they arrived in England in 1936, having spent the intervening years in Switzerland and France. She is married to the writer Nigel Kneale. Their daughter Tacy makes puppets for films and their son Matthew is an acclaimed novelist.


An unexpected guest arrives at Sophie's house and eats more than his fair share in The Tiger Who Came to Tea (1968) by Judith Kerr, conveyed in charming scenes that reflect 1960s sensibilities; and the language is deliciously British ("They had a lovely supper with sausages and chips and ice cream"). Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

"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.

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