The Tiger Who Came to Tea
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 firs...more
*Don't try to drink all the water from the tap
*Drinking tea from the pot via the spout gets you a mouth full of tea leaves
*A single tin of tiger food will fill you up as much as an entire household full of food
The story is a simple one - what happens when a tiger comes to tea (tea here in the British English sense of a post-midday meal eaten with tea, the content and actual time of the meal correlating with social class and location). The situation ...more
This one is particularly nostalgic for me, as it is the story I used to calm down a two year old who had fallen off the top bunk, thus needing an x-ray to see if any bones were broken. A normal examination was impossible as she started to scream every time the doctor came near her, so there we were, me and a doctor, both in lead aprons, trying to hold down a wriggling screeching refusenik so that her nice photo would co ...more
It says it was published first in 1968. It feels more 1950s to me. From the words within, I do believe it was probably first published in England.
I’ve always loved tigers, though as an adult not in zoos or other entertainment parks, and so even this very “un-tigerlike” tiger appealed to me. The story is very funny and entertaining, and fun to read aloud.
The illustrations are equally amusing ...more
Or worse, is the tiger re ...more
It is a classic tale written over forty years ago which tells the story of Sophie and her mum who sit down to have tea one afternoon, when there is a knock at the door, and they have an unexpected visit from a tiger. They allow the tiger to come in and have tea with them as if there is nothing unusual about ...more
A mother and daughter sit down to tea (a most wonderful excuse for a mid afternoon snack) when the doorbell unexpectedly rings. The daughter asks who it could be but all the mother can say is that it won't be daddy because he has a key. Upon opening the door t ...more
Anyway, this is a cute story of a tiger who came unexpectedly to tea, and ate everything. After it was read to her, DD (age 3), demanded an immediate reread, and then a third just before naptime. I had fun, too.
I do not remember reading this book when I was a child, but it seems to be a tale that has remained popular over the years. We enjoyed reading it together.
Despite the ...more
This book is very well illustrated, my daughter always gets captivated by how big the tiger is. It gives a strong example of sharing. The young girl did n ...more
Initially, the front cover is exciting, fascinating and one that would leave children and adults alike to open that first page and continue reading. This for me is the sign of a great book which grabs its reader at first sight.
Main character Sophie is interrupted by a knock at th ...more
The story is written in simple language, making it ideal for an EYFS or KS1 setting. The use of repetition and punctuatio ...more
The story, as the title suggests is about a tiger who comes to tea. He visits a little girl called Sophie who is at home with her Mummy and they are both very hospitablewhen the tiger knocks on their door.
The tiger all but eats Sophie and her mummy out of house and home so that by the time he leaves, there us no food left in the cupboards ...more
I really love this book and enjoy reading it with my daughter. It is quite an infectious read. The day I bought this book for my daughter, it became her bed time story for the next week and she didn't get bored! (Neither did I!) In fact, she enjoyed the fact that she knew what was about to happen as she turned each page. This book is a clear example of the beauty of children's literature. In that the most unbelievable events can occur in a real life setting. Such as: hearing the "doorbell...[rin ...more
Judith Kerr is a German-born British writer and illustrator who has created both enduring picture books such as the Mog series and The Tiger Who Came To Tea and acclaimed novels for older children such as the autobiographical When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit which give a child's-eye view of the Second World War.
Kerr was born in Berlin but left Germany wi ...more