The Tiger Who Came to Tea
We had an amazing opportunity this week to not only read a brilliant book, but to live it.
We spent Saturday to the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, East London (more to come in a later post). They currently have an exhibition of the work of Judith Kerr, and as part of this there is an area dedicated to 'The Tiger Coming to Tea'. So we went to have tea with the tiger, and read the book while we were sat there.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea is exactly what it's title suggests, a story about a tiger who came to tea. It is beautifully illustrated with an innocence and magic which could ignite any child (or adults) imagination. The story itself is endearing and would cause anyone to be desperate to open the door to a tiger at tea.
We were lucky enough to read the book with the tiger himself, and whilst surrounded by a living, interactive set of the illustrations in the book. If anyone is based in or near London and get the chance I really recommend popping over to the V&A Museum of Childhood to check it out. If not then run down the the library or your local bookshop for a copy of this classic story.