Author(s): Judith Kerr (Illustrator)
Share in fifty years of magic... The classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary teatime guest has been loved by millions of children since it was first published fifty years ago, and is now available in this spectacular slipcased hardback edition with exclusive anniversary art print, to celebrate this very special anniversary. The Tiger has been coming to Tea for 50 glorious years! Celebrate this incredible anniversary with this beautiful slipcased hardback edition, featuring an exclusive signed anniversary art print of Sophie and the Tiger. 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!
"Near perfection of form is embellished by clear, expressive illustrations. The pace is exactly right, the resolution totally satisfying." Dorothy Butler: Babies Need Books. "A modern classic." The Independent.
Judith Kerr was born in Berlin, the daughter of a distinguished German writer. She left Germany with her family in 1933 to escape from the Nazis and they arrived in England in 1936, having spent the intervening years in Switzerland and France. She is married to writer Nigel Kneale and they have two children.