Judith Kerr 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 brilliant children’s book is a timeless classic! The drawings, if perhaps a little old style, are beautiful and capture the storyline perfectly. It is well written and provides humour throughout. We love the fact that although the tiger is so hungry he doesn’t want to eat Sophie and her Mummy, just all the food in the house! Sophie acts lovingly towards the Tiger as though it’s an every day occurrence and provides him with as much food as they have. Sophie’s Daddy is a great character at the end – he comes home to find no dinner and no beer left and instead of being cross takes them all out for dinner! Verdict: A funny and lovely traditional book that should definitely be given a place on any child’s bookshelf! Reviewed by Jane
Publisher: Harper Collins Children’s Books
Publication Date: 2006 (new ed.)
Genre: Picture Book
Age: Picture Books, Early Readers
Source: Own Copy
Challenge: British Book