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The tiger who came for tea by Judith Kerr

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everlong Sun 20-Jul-08 20:43:43

I bought this yesterday, by chance really. There was a 3 for 2 offer on at Waterstones, older ds picked 2 books, so I just picked this up for ds who's nearly 2.

Anyway.... what a lovely old fashioned story. I've read it about 4 times today, I love the pictures too, early seventies kitchen that is very ' in ' at the moment.

Lovely feel to it.

ranting Sun 20-Jul-08 20:44:44

Yes, I love this book, bought it for dd a few years ago (probably more for my benefit then hers) but I do rather love it.

Aarrgghh Sun 20-Jul-08 20:45:11

I love this book soooo much!

Two of my friends have had girls called Sophie and I bought them this...

NigellaTheOriginal Sun 20-Jul-08 20:45:22

this is the best book in the world. i can still recite hunks of it...

once there was a little girl called sophie, who was having tea with her ummy. when suddenly there was a knock at the door......

i love it.

FranSanDisco Sun 20-Jul-08 20:45:22

My children love this book too smile

FranSanDisco Sun 20-Jul-08 20:45:37

My children love this book too smile

spaghettiarms Sun 20-Jul-08 20:46:05

I love it, she also has a great book called MOG which is just as old fashioned and just as lovely

peggotty Sun 20-Jul-08 20:46:12

Yes, the tiger is just gorgeous! Love the last illustration of him blowing a little trumpet with 'goodbyegoodbyegoodbye' coming out of it!

Legoleia Sun 20-Jul-08 20:46:18

Love it from when I read it as a wee'un

melpomene Sun 20-Jul-08 20:46:41

Fantastic book. I clearly remember having it read to me when I was a child. I love the scene when they walk along the dark street to get to the cafe.

thingamajig Sun 20-Jul-08 20:47:22

I remember this one. The tiger drank all the water out of the tap, which worried me somewhat grin

pedilia Sun 20-Jul-08 20:47:49

Another vote here,everyone in our house loves this bookgrin

filthymindedvixen Sun 20-Jul-08 20:47:55

it's one of my favourite children's books. my 2 adored it, all the preschool children loved it, and now I get to read it to my godchildren

It's obligatory to read it with a 1950s RP voice BTW

ranting Sun 20-Jul-08 20:48:05

Oh yes MOG the cat, love that one too. I had both of those books as a child and Where the wild things are too.

copingvquietly Sun 20-Jul-08 20:48:12

i remember this book from my childhood aswell smile

cmotdibbler Sun 20-Jul-08 20:48:22

Its old fashioned cos it was written 40 years ago smile Great programme on R4 about it the other week - she initially made it up as a story for her DD. Daddy is her husband, but not in all the illustrations as he didn't have time to sit for her, so she got an actor friend to sit

RubyRioja Sun 20-Jul-08 20:48:28

very nostalgic, but I hate the way mummy stands to explain to daddy (in his armchair) what has happened. Then he says he will take them out to a cafe.

Am fond of it though
But am PC gone mad, am I not?grin

norkmaiden Sun 20-Jul-08 20:48:39

mate of mine is convinced it's a Marxist fable! not so sure myself..

mrspnut Sun 20-Jul-08 20:48:42

My toddler adores this book, and demands that it is read most day.

BiancaCastafiore Sun 20-Jul-08 20:49:06

An all time favourite for me and my dcs too. I remember it well from childhood and have v much enjoyed sharing it with my children

EustaciaVye Sun 20-Jul-08 20:49:09

We love it here!

ranting Sun 20-Jul-08 20:49:39

Rofl!! A marxist fable, hmmmmmm.

Thomcat Sun 20-Jul-08 20:49:41

The mother is a slut who just couldn't be arsed to cook dinner so she spins some yarn about Tigers drinking all of Daddies beer hmm and eating ALL the food in the cupboards to get out of cooking the evening meal, AND Daddy falls for it, and is blind to the fact his missus is shagging the milkman and the butcher and the grocer.

nkf Sun 20-Jul-08 20:50:35

When Daddy comes home, don't you think he looks rather camp? Go on, take a look at the picture. You'll see what I mean.

oxocube Sun 20-Jul-08 20:50:48

And the bit where they go out for supper "and all the street lamps were lit and all the cars had their lights on". I love this book so much

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