The Tiger Who Came to Tea

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Harper Collins, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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While Sophie and her mother are sitting down to tea one afternoon, the doorbell rings. A big, furry, stripy tiger has come for tea ... and sandwiches, and buns, and biscuits ... and eats all the food in the house until there's nothing left to cook for Daddy's supper.

Judith Kerr's reassuring and funny story -- with just a hint of anarchy -- has been delighting children since its first publication thirty-five years ago. This modern classic has gone on to sell over three million copies worldwide, making it one of the most popular picture books for children ever written.

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

Sophie and her mummy are just sitting down to tea in this classic British picture-book, when a Tiger knocks on the door and asks to join them. Sophie's mum invites him in, and his appetite proves ... Read full review

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User Review  - SylviaSmile - LibraryThing

Charming story of British hospitality--a tiger comes to tea and has not only tea but everything else in the house! At the end, the father suggests the family go out to supper at a cafe, so even though ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

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 was married to the writer Nigel Kneale.Their daughter Tacy is an artist, and their son Matthew is an acclaimed novelist.

In 2012, Judith was awarded an OBE for her services to children s literature and Holocaust education

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