We love tigers
There's a long history of tigers cropping up in children's books - and they don't only pop round for tea...
Here are some of our favourite 'tiger' books for you to share with your little one, full of fantastic drawings of this iconic creature.
Author: Judith Kerr
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Sophie and her Mummy are having tea in the kitchen when in walks a hungry tiger who asks to stay to tea.
Author: Catherine Rayner Illustrator: Catherine Rayner
Publisher: Little Tiger Press
Augustus is a tiger, who though large and fearless, is sad, because he has lost his smile. He goes on a journey to find it.
Author: Anushka Ravishankar Illustrator: Pulak Biswas
Publisher: Tara Publishing
A highly original picture book from India, this is the story of a tiger who ventures onto human territory.
Author: Fiona Watt Illustrator: Rachel Wells
Small children will love touching the tiger’s fluffy ears, soft paws and bumpy teeth and will particularly like tracing his soft, stripy tail on the very last page.
Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Andersen Press
The tiger cub is different to the other Kids and the sisters criticise the way Nanny Goat is bringing him up.
Author: Rebecca Elliott
Publisher: Lion Children's
Luka lives in a drab, grey world where there are no more trees, flowers or animals - or so Luka thinks, until he meets the last tiger.
Author: Pamela Butchart Illustrator: Marc Boutavant
For fidgety children everywhere, especially those who don't heed good advice, this cautionary tale shows what the unconsidered consequences can be when we can't understand just why we're told never to do something.
Author: Helen Stephens
Publisher: Alison Green Books
Gracie's daddy, Bobby Grabbit is very naughty, because he steals things from other people. When they go to the zoo, he even steals from the people and the animals there! Fortunately, Gracie's there to put things right and make sure that Daddy sees he error of his ways - with the help of the Tiger!
Author: Lizzy Stewart
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
A sweet and surreal story with lush painterly illustrations and a high quality production. Nora's tiger is sure to delight little ones who dream of tigers coming to tea, and then staying to play in the garden!
Author: Fabi Santiago
Publisher: Orchard Books
Max the tiger longs to be a ballet dancer, but when he twirls majestically through the streets of Paris, people flee in terror. It takes a very special friend to help Max realise his dream.
Author: Britta Teckentrup
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Tiger has fallen asleep in the middle of the floor – much to the annoyance of all her friends, who now have to try not to wake Tiger up. This fun and interactive picture book is full of colourful illustrations and a whole host of exciting characters.