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The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Judith Kerr, Judith Kerr (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/6/2019)
Hardcover, Chinese (10/1/2012)
Hardcover (2/1/2011)
Hardcover, Spanish (3/15/2017)
Hardcover (9/25/2014)
Paperback (5/1/2005)
Hardcover (2/1/2006)
Board Books (11/5/2015)
Hardcover (9/1/2003)
Hardcover, Chinese (5/1/2014)
Compact Disc (7/2/2019)
MP3 CD (7/2/2019)
Compact Disc (7/2/2019)
Hardcover (3/1/2011)
Board Book (6/1/2007)


A voracious guest makes a surprise visit in this ferociously popular tale, first published more than forty years ago.

"Once there was a little girl called Sophie, and she 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.

Candlewick, 9780763645632, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2009

About the Author

Judith Kerr (1923-2019) escaped from Hitler’s Germany with her family and eventually settled in England. She worked as an artist and BBC television scriptwriter before becoming a full-time author and illustrator of children’s books, including When Willy Went to the Wedding, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, and the best-selling The Tiger Who Came to Tea.