The Tiger Who Came to Tea
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. After eating everything, he moves on to Daddy's supper and for good measure also cleans out the fridge and drinks all the water from the tap.
When Daddy gets home he decides they should all have supper out and the next day Sophie and Mummy buy an extra big tin of tiger food - just in case the tiger comes back!
This delightful picture book from Judith Kerr is a true classic, with enduring appeal for children and parents alike. Kerr's vibrant, colourful illustrations and simple but charming story make this a perfect book to enjoy reading together.
Judith Kerr was born on 14 June 1923 in Berlin but escaped from Hitler's Germany with her parents and brother in 1933 when she was nine years old. Her father was a drama critic and a distinguished writer whose books were burned by the Nazis. The family passed through Switzerland and France before arriving finally in England in 1936.
Judith went to eleven different schools, worked in the Red Cross during the war, and won a scholarship to the Central School of Arts and Crafts in 1945. Since then, she has worked as an artist, a BBC television scriptwriter and, for many decades now, as author and illustrator of children's books.
Judith has a daughter who is a designer and a son who is a novelist. She lives in London.
Judith won our Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.
What you thought...
I LIKE THIS BOOK
Tom, ISRAEL, 24 Rhagfyr 2017
Great book with imagination.
bobo_bobo, 2 Mai 2017
We have been meaning to get this book for ages and then when it was mentioned as the lion's favourite book in 'How To Hide a Lion' we knew we had to get it. Little one sat, transfixed, through the first reading and now often asks us to retell the story while we're in the car or he's in the pushchair. A fun story that makes us talk about what we'd do if a tiger came to our house!
Mummy dragon, 4 Ebrill 2017
Elsie loves to read this book with me over and over again!!
Elsie Trim, 6 Mawrth 2017
Lovely book. My partner got this for our daughter. Great illustration. I just wish we had a board book version because my little one loves trying to pull the tiger towards her from the page.
Corky, 23 Chwefror 2017
A lovely little story my son and I enjoy reading before bedtime. My son would now like a tiger to come over for tea.
LozandGeorge, 3 Ionawr 2017
This book is a must read every night! My daughter has learnt most of the words and joins in. She finds the pictures fascinating. This is a book about a fascinating event set in day to day life, and there's lots we can relate to in ours - sitting down to lunch / tea / dinner, going out in the dark or to a restaurant and going to the shops.
MummyDoc, 1 Tachwedd 2016
My 15 year old daughter Grace loves this book and makes me read it to her every hour! Also I have a 16 year old daughter named Kimberly and she loves it even more! xxxx
Barb, kingsway, 4 Hydref 2016
Tegan loves hearing about the tiger who came to tea. It's been a firm favourite in our family for years and it looks like it will continue to be.
Laurenandtegan, 31 Awst 2016
I love it, it was one of my fav book when I was little, it always made me laugh
Zena, England, 15 Gorffennaf 2016
Great book kids really enjoyed the way the tiger eat everything
joe & mia, 6 Mehefin 2016
I thought it was amazing, my 2 year old girl loves the tiger who came to tea and also my 1 month old too... thank you
linzi, hollywood, 30 Ebrill 2016
We read this most nights before bedtime. It's not only one of Elsie's favourite books but my little sister's as well (she's 31).
katygreen, 13 Chwefror 2016
I really like it and I have read it before and also I have the book!
Cazzie, england, 30 Tachwedd 2015
I liked this book
Ranaldo7, 27 Hydref 2015
Great author and story with perfect nuisances for infants and early tods!
Wallace., 19 Medi 2015
Great story. LO loves it.
Lomati, 3 Medi 2015
Favorite bedtime story for our 16 month old. Always chooses this book when he gets a choice.
Finley W Bear, 17 Awst 2015
The tiger was very hungry and ate everything he could. I like to act out this book.
roar, Watford, 14 Gorffennaf 2015
Too advanced for a 7 1/2 month old baby however he did enjoy looking at the pictures and the sounds I made to gain his attention. This was one of my favourite books as a child so will continue to read it to my little boy as he gets older.
Hartlepoolrunner, 15 Mehefin 2015
One of my very favourites so shared with my little ones who also love it.
Anna_76, 8 Mai 2015
This was one of my favourite stories when I was a child. It's lovely to sit and read it to my little boy. He's only 9 months so he's mainly enjoying the pictures and slapping the pages but I hope he'll love reading it as he gets older.
Little-Joe, 19 Ebrill 2015
Not our favourite wouldn't buy it glad it was given to us
EdwardBear, 16 Mawrth 2015
Bought this book for christmas as my son loves tigers plus as a child this was my favourite book. He loves it. He is poorly at the moment and this story is the only thing that gets him smiling :)
stanleyandmummy, 11 Ionawr 2015
We both realy enjoyed the book, lovely pictures
happychap, 2 Ionawr 2015
Very good for toddlers
Laylaloulou, 28 Tachwedd 2014
A children's classic. Lovely vibrant illustrations. A book we return to read time and time again. Perfect for young readers
Tasha1000, 19 Tachwedd 2014
this is billies favourite book!! she knows it off by heart now!! only 3 years old!! hehe
BillieBear, 28 Chwefror 2014
Even though the tiger doesn't 'roar' in the book, my 17 month old son likes to roar at each page that has the tiger on! He loves this book and it tends to get read several times a week.
shellym, 18 Chwefror 2014
This book is one of the favourites of my daughter.
Alex, London, 19 Tachwedd 2013
We love it
viki, lyubenova, 14 Tachwedd 2013
We read this book nearly every night before bed - my son loves it!
Lisa Spencer, Hornchurch, 7 Hydref 2013
My 2 and a half year old daughter absolutely loves this book, it has become a firm favourite in our household and I never tire of reading it. I am not surprised that it is still going strong even after 30 years.
MummyBookworm, 29 Medi 2011
My daughter, aged 4, loves this book because the girl in the book has the same name as she does. She likes to pretend that it is her in the story.
bearbear, 14 Mehefin 2011