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The Tiger who Came to Tea

Written & illustrated by Judith Kerr
Published by Candlewick Press
4.75 / 7.0
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Jan 1, 1968
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A tiger comes to tea at Sophie’s house and eats and drinks everything in sight, so that there is nothing left for Daddy’s supper.

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4.75 / 7.0

I liked this book quite a bit! It’s a simple “big animal came to the house and ate everything” story, so very predictable, but still fun! I thought Judith Kerr had a couple funny moments to the story, like when the Tiger drinks all the water from the tap, but there were also a few out-of-date aspects. It seemed a little old fashioned: The wife was supposed to have dinner ready for the husband when he came home and then had to explain why there wasn’t any food, which seemed a little misogynistic, but there were some cute family themes. The illustrations were really retro, but in a fun way.

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