‘The Tiger who Came to Tea’ Big Book is a large format version of the classic picture book by award-winning children’s book illustrator / author, Judith Kerr. It is ideal for use within the shared part of the literacy session with Reception or Key Stage 1 children.
This well-loved children’s book tells the story of Sophie and… a tiger. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her Mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger!
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When it was first published, Antonia Fraser called it
“a dazzling first book”
which would cause children to
“scream with delicious pleasure at the dangerous naughtiness of the notion.”
Judith Kerr was born in Berlin, but left Germany with her family in 1933 to escape the Nazis. They arrived in England in 1936, having spent the intervening years in Switzerland and France. There she met her husband Nigel Kneale and they had two children together; Judith wrote ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ for them, which has gone on to become a much-loved classic, in print for over forty years. She was awarded an OBE in 2012 for services to children’s literature and holocaust education, and celebrates her 90th birthday in 2013.
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