Favourite as a child so bought to read to my children and was still impressed. Has stood the test of timeRead moreLess
"Enjoyable every time…"
Well written, lovely pictures, simple story and, most important, just the right length for bedtimes.Read moreLess
"A firm favourite…"
I love the fact that this book is still in print and hasn't been modernised. The words and pictures are lovely and it's stuck firmly in the 1950s.
Daddy comes home from work to find that there's no dinner on the table (because the tiger has eaten everything in the house so mummy says!) and it is daddy who has the bright idea of taking them all out for sausage and chips.Read moreLess
"This is an all time favourite in our house.…"
This is an all time favourite in our house. The words just roll off the pages and the wonderful pictures remind of times gone by, but are in beautiful clear colours.
It's the kind of book you couldn't possibly miss or change a word of as your child would notice and let you know! The humourous ideas appeal more as children get older, "You can't drink all the water in the tap!" But even my toddler, not quite 2 years, listens well and enjoys it from beginning to end. I think that every child who reads it just would love to be Sophie for that day.Read moreLess
"Lovely illustrations. Fantastic story - totally absurd which appeals to…"
Lovely illustrations. Fantastic story - totally absurd which appeals to all children and even better it ends up with sausages and chips.Read moreLess
"An absolute classic - no child should grow up without…"
An absolute classic - no child should grow up without having this read to them.Read moreLess
"Comments from other Mumsnetters: Take a magical idea - a hungry…"
Comments from other Mumsnetters:
Take a magical idea - a hungry tiger calls and eats all the food in the house and home so that Sophie and her mum have to go out and have tea in a cafe - and add lovely illustrations and you enchant both toddler and parent over and over again." "I remember this story being read to me as a child and love to read it to my daughter." "It is absurd and exciting and has great pictures - Sophie's diamond tights and her mother's dumpy seventies outfits make me laugh." "My desert Island children's book."Read moreLess
"This is a fab book that your 3 year old…"
This is a fab book that your 3 year old will love for years to come..my five year old daughter adores this book still and has started to read the words herself! xRead moreLess
"really super ! highly recommend !…"
really super !
highly recommend !Read moreLess
"This is a favourite in our house, and it doesn't…"
This is a favourite in our house, and it doesn't seem to matter how often I read it, it still brings a feel of fantabulous nostalgia.
Sophie and mum have a guest with a large appetite who arrives unannounced for tea. This is their story!Read moreLess
"Great fun and good for teaching using pictures…"
Great fun and good for teaching using picturesRead moreLess
"one of the (very!) few books I don't mind reading…"
one of the (very!) few books I don't mind reading every night - not only is it a wonderful tale with super illustrations but it also brings back memories of my parents reading it to me when I was the same age as my little ones.Read moreLess
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"Wonderful! This is one of my all time favourite…"
Wonderful! This is one of my all time favourite children's books. I have had a copy of this book for so many years and have read this story to my children and each one has loved it. Children can let their imagination run free. Many times I have had to change Sophie's name and read my daughter's name instead because she wants to be just like SophieRead moreLess
"Although a little dated (daddy coming home at the end…"
Although a little dated (daddy coming home at the end of the day in suit and trilby etc), this is still a simple but amusing tale that will appeal to a young child's imagination and nascent sense of humour.
The language is simple and accessible, the illustrations are charming, albeit a little old fashioned but the basic premise, that a tiger should knock on the door and eat tea with you, is a winner.Read moreLess
"Fantastic book, with a good adult sub-plot! Definitely part…"
Fantastic book, with a good adult sub-plot! Definitely part of childhood!Read moreLess
"Wonderful, charming book, great illustrations, I am happy to read…"
Wonderful, charming book, great illustrations, I am happy to read it to my DD again and again and still enjoy myself in the process. A classic.Read moreLess
"D1 loved it from before she could understand it- the…"
D1 loved it from before she could understand it- the pictures are enchanting. No she thinks it's hilariousRead moreLess
"This is my daughters favourite book. She loves it so…"
This is my daughters favourite book. She loves it so much she can read it to herself from memory. She finds it delightful that the tiger can be so naughty, eating everything in the house. She really identifies with the little girl in the book and even changes the name from Sophie to her own name. It is a wonderful book, easy to read and charming.Read moreLess
"I adore reading this to my 2 and 4 year…"
I adore reading this to my 2 and 4 year old, and they just over hearing it, over and over again. Some of the lines from the book have become part of our family culture..."I have a very good idea...I know just what we'll do!".
Love it, and love the fact that I loved it as a child too.Read moreLess
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"No child should grow up without this - an absolute…"
No child should grow up without this - an absolute classicRead moreLess
"Brilliant, just brilliant. The children were utterly captivated and I…"
Brilliant, just brilliant. The children were utterly captivated and I thoroughly enjoyed the slightly pythoneque element of humour. Will be under the Christmas tree this year!Read moreLess
"Great story that I loved as a child & my…"
Great story that I loved as a child & my daughter loves now. Very silly & useful to aid speedier eating - ie eat it up quickly or the tiger'll come & scoff the lot!Read moreLess
"We read this a lot. It is a lovely…"
We read this a lot. It is a lovely tale. simple but cleverly written to hold a child's attention, which it does. My daughter loves changing the little girl's name to hers.Read moreLess
"My favourite book of all time. Both DD &…"
My favourite book of all time. Both DD & DS loved it and both got the underlying message by telling DH when he got back from work and the house was a pit and no tea was cookingthat the tiger had been and maybe we should all go to caffe Uno!Read moreLess
"Great, we all love this one. The only problem now…"
Great, we all love this one. The only problem now being that DS wants a tiger for christams.Read moreLess