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The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Narrated by: Geraldine McEwan
Length: 9 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (347 ratings)

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Summary

Read by Geraldine McEwan. This classic story has been loved by millions of children since it was first published over 40 years ago.

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!

©1968 Judith Kerr (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A modern classic." ( The Independent)
"This book has enduring charm and young children will delight in the preposterous notion of a tiger creating mayhem in the house." ( Junior Magazine)

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Fun story

A lovely story enjoyed by daughters. Humorous and entertaining. Lovely music and good sound effects creating the atmosphere. Read aloud very well with some good voices for different characters. Enjoyable

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very quickly turned into a favorite

5 year old son absolutely loves it. we listen to it most nights before bed. he knows all the words and even plays with reciting it in the same tones as the authors. excellent.

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My son loved it!

My son really enjoyed enjoyed this. well narrated and great music Highly recommended for young children.

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great bedtime story

My 5 year old loved this audio story. it's the first we've listened to and i don't imagine it will be our last.

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Very cute story :)

I was waiting for the bus when I listened that cute story and I liked it even as a full grown adult ! it's nice to see some kindness even more during these times !

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little ones loved this

All the little tigers in my house loved this story!! Great for long journeys out

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Extraneous internal monologue

A male narrator has freestyled what he imagined is the tiger’s internal monologue and makes quite horrifying eating and digestion sounds

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wonderful

wonderful fresh and entertaining ...can't wait for the next book CD...really enjoyed it brilliant..when is the next book CD

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excellent

excellent judith kerr audio book as you would expect. highly recommend for 10yr olds and under

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A Classic for Toddlers!

My (almost) two year old loves the book. She is not sure what to make of audiobooks yet!
My only criticism would be that the narration would benefit from more animation.

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  • N. Halperin
  • 28-12-19

This is not the original!

We LOVE this book, but the Audible version is expanded to almost twice the length of the original story, which is unnecessary and disappointing.

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  • wordlings
  • 01-06-18

A delightful story. Love the narrator's voice.

We listen over and over. And enjoy it everytime. "It's marvelous." - says my daughter!

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  • emma brown
  • 05-04-15

Good presentation of classic story

Well spoken.good choice of actors. Extra words (describing the pictures) can be confusing when you go back to the book.

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  • NewbyTeacher
  • 02-03-15

Engaging!

This read-aloud story has great music, sound effects and voices to keep children engaged. Fun and entertaining, we enjoyed it!