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The Teeger that Cam for His Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea in Scots

Judith Kerr Translated by Susan Rennie

32 pp.  
8 5/8" x 11"
Illustrations: Color

Floris Books

“There is a chap at the door jist as Sophie an her mum are sittin doon for their tea. Wha could it be? They dinna think it's a muckle, furry, strippit teeger—that's for shair!”

No children's bookshelf is complete without the classic The Tiger Who Came to Tea, but what if Sophie opened the door to find a teeger that's cam for his tea instead?

Celebrating its fiftieth roaring anniversary in 2018, Judith Kerr's much-loved picture book is charmingly retold for the first time in Scots.

Keeping all the iconic elements of the story, Scots expert Susan Rennie gives the words a lively Scots twist—a plate of sandwiches becomes a “hail plate o pieces” and the big, furry, stripy tiger becomes a “muckle, furry, strippit teeger.”

This bright and bonnie take on a childhood favorite is perfect for reading aloud with young children.

(Ages 3–6 years)

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