Monday, 18 July 2011

What we were reading this weekend...

Book Sharing Monday

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.


  1. What a lovely way to spend a weekend. We also love this book and my daughter would LOVE to listen to the story from the tiger.Thanks for linking up to Book Sharing Monday.

  2. Lovely weekend!. Have to tell you that I am taking the twins to see The Tiger who came to Tea at the theatre in August. It's part of Kids Week where kids go to see West End plays for free. I've put a link here just in case you want to know more.

    Thank you for looking at my blog and commenting too. And just to let you know, we LOVE Tyrannosaurus Drip!!! Great Book

    Happy Blogging. mama xx

  3. They had a video of the stage show in a cupboard in the exhibition actually, it looks really good, you should have a ball. I'll have to remember Kids Week for next year, I can't get Kit to sit still for long enough for a play yet, it's a struggle to make it through the whole 30mins of bounce and rhyme at the library! :) Thanks for the link though, have a great time.



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