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Paperback The Tiger Who Came to Tea (Picture Lions) (Armada Picture Lions) Book

ISBN: 0006606458

ISBN13: 9780006606451

The Tiger Who Came to Tea (Picture Lions) (Armada Picture Lions)

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This description may be from another edition of this product. A voracious guest makes a surprise visit in this ferociously popular tale, first published more than fifty years ago. When the doorbell rings unexpectedly one afternoon, Sophie and her mummy can't...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Great story but my book is too small

I got a tiny little book that fits in my palm , strains my eyes to read such tiny print

My little girl wants that tiger to come to tea!

My fiancee bought this book for my daughter and I was a little doubtful at first, but she loves it and knew it off by heart by the time she was 18 months old! we read it over and over again and she even says good bye, good bye, good bye, good bye to the tiger on the very last page. This was an excellent buy and I'm looking forward to my younger daughter reading it too.

Turned out terrific

I was a little unsure when a good friend insisted on buying this book for my then 16-month old daughter at a local book shop. Firstly, it wasn't cheap so I was afraid that it would be a waste if my daughter didn't like it and it wasn't a board book (although my daughter did have some paperback books, she had mostly board books at the time). However, my friend said that she'd loved the book as a child and her own 2-year old loved it as well. So, she got it...and I needn't have worried at all. My daughter loved it from the get-go and was willing to sit through the story at least twice at each sitting, which amazed me as it is not a short story. I decided to try another book by the same author - "Mog, the forgetful cat" and my daughter enjoys that too (it's an even longer read!). As an aside, I have found that the best books to get are the ones that you yourself remember reading as a child or ones that someone else you know remembers from their childhood. It's obviously left an impression and it'll do the same again.

A Return to Childhood

It took me nearly twelve years to locate a hardbound copy of this book, and was well worth it. I remember this book vividly from my childhood. My mother read it to my sister and I on rainy days. It is the story of a girl named Sophie who is visited by a hungry tiger with a voracious appetite for tea and biscuits. He ends up eating everything in the cupboards to satisfy his appetite.It is a sweet story that is easy to follow and read along with your mom, or if you are like me, read all by yourself now that you are an adult. It made me not only want to have a pet tiger, but it made me want to travel to Europe, where the book is set. Sadly, I still do not have a pet tiger, but I have traveled to Europe! If you are lucky enough to find it in stock - snatch it up quick - they go really fast!

A great story of a family coping with an unexpected visitor.

Yet another great children's book is out of print... my mother read this book to my sisters and me over and over; we loved it every time. The story is about a little girl and her mother who are spending a quiet day at home when a tiger arrives. There is no violence in this story - the little girl and her mother survive quite intact - but the tiger does eat them out of house and home. Faced with this adversity, however, they show remarkable forbearance and end up making the best of a bad situation. The illustrations are marvelous as the tiger is portrayed at an appropriate scale. If you can find this book, snap it up!
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