A voracious guest makes a surprise visit in this ferociously popular tale, first published more than forty years ago.
“Once, a little girl called Sophie was having tea with her mummy in the kitchen. Suddenly, there was a ring at the door.”
When the doorbell rings unexpectedly one afternoon, Sophie and her mummy can’t imagine who might be there. Much to their surprise, a tiger with a very large appetite has come to tea! What will they tell Daddy when he returns home and finds all the cupboards bare? First published in 1968, this classic and whimsical picture book from beloved children’s author and illustrator Judith Kerr is a delightful (and delicious!) story about the best way to entertain an unexpected houseguest, even when that guest just so happens to be a tiger.
About The Tiger Who Came to Tea Book
Millions of children have loved this classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary tea-time guest since it was first published fifty years ago. The Tiger has been coming to Tea for 50 glorious years! Celebrate this incredible anniversary with this special celebration edition of the classic story in paperback. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy sit down to tea. Who could it possibly be? They certainly don’t expect to see a big furry, stripy tiger at the door! This inimitable picture book is perfect for reading aloud or for small children to read to themselves repeatedly. First published in 1968 and never out of print, it has become a timeless classic enjoyed and beloved by generations of children. A Children’s Bookshelf Selection: Each month, our editors pick the best books for children and young adults by age to be a part of the children’s bookshelf. These are editorial recommendations made by our team of experts. Our monthly reading list includes a mix of bestsellers, top new releases, and evergreen books that will help enhance a child’s reading life.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea Summary
A little girl named Sophie is having tea with her mother in their kitchen when she hears the doorbell ring. Soon, Sophie and her mother are joined for tea by a kind tiger who drinks all the tea before eating all the food in the house and then drinking everything, even draining all the water from the taps. After the tiger leaves, Sophie’s father comes home from work and suggests they all go out and have a lovely meal in a cafe. The following day, Sophie and her mother buy more food, including a big tin of tiger food. Despite the tin of tiger food being requested by Sophie, the tiger never returns (hence the tiger plays the trumpet with the word “Goodbye” coming out at the end of it).
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