The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Childrens, Favourite Friends, Picture Books
Paperback Published on: 30/01/2006
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The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Really good. My little boy loves it, I love it. It's a classic. Excellent book for children and adults....absolutely love this book. Very simple story abou... READ MORE
Spike Richardson


Share in fifty years of magic... This classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary teatime guest has been loved by millions of children 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 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!

This inimitable picture book is perfect for reading aloud, or for small children to read to themselves time and again.

First published in 1968 and never out of print, it has become a timeless classic enjoyed and beloved by generations of children.

The magic begins at teatime!

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780007215997
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Weight: 190g
  • Dimensions: 280 x 220 x 2 mm

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea
I recently bought this for my three month old niece. Obviously she can't read it now, but hopefully she will grow up to love this book as much as I did whe... READ MORE
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Our favourite! My 2 year old daughter wants this book read to her nearly every day! It is a pleasure to read, it's down to earth, children can really rel... READ MORE
laura sims
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
my two and a half year old has been enjoying this book for almost a year now and doesn't get tired of it. We enjoy reading it to her also. Great pictures a... READ MORE
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
The tiger who came to tea
There are reasons some book are "timeless classics "and that is because they are a joy to read , my little girl watched the animated version of this book o... READ MORE
Maria  Williamson
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Good rythm but the book has not aged well
The story has a good rythm, but I have been a bit disturbed by the representation of the mother and the father that is very anchored in the 60s and has sad... READ MORE
Estelle NEVO
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
A story for the ages
*ahem* years ago my mum read this to me. *ahem* years later I'm reading this to my son. I may be slightly tainted by nostalgia as my wife thinks the tiger ... READ MORE
Jack Scott
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Timeless story
Bought as present for friends little girls together with the soft toy tiger before they went to see show in London. They loved the book as did their Mum an... READ MORE
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Just read this to my niece's little girl. She loved it. She kept pointing to the illustrations and chatting away as I told her the story. And that's what t... READ MORE
Book collector
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Good book
I brought this for my grandson and granddaughter as they love having a book read to them . Apparently they keep asking for it to be read them so i would sa... READ MORE
Julie Don
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
The tiger as a metaphor
Written in the late 1960s The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a mournful counterpoint to the prevailing swinging 60s paradigm. It is the tale of a mother dealing ... READ MORE
Bill Trophy
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
the best ever
so many different books with great stories that are easy to follow and lots of fun. We have been reading the books from baby to 3+ years.
kev ruff
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
A Classic
My mum read it to me and now I read it to my daughter. A treasure of a book.
Heather Graves