Monday, 29 August 2011

Tea With A Tiger

I'm quite sure you all know the slightly barking, but wonderful book The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr. It's a favourite with lots of little ones.

And of course her other books, the Mog stories. If you're a fan you should get yourself to The Museum of Childhood quick smart. There is an exhibition of the original illustrations for the books, and a giant hungry tiger waiting to be fed in Sophie's kitchen. It finishes next weekend - so hurry!

It's one of those places that has been on my 'visit this' list for ages, the museum is fantastic fun, with lots of activities on throughout the day for little ones and a trip down memory lane for us oldies as you weave through all the displays of toys from yesteryear.

It was quite a magical day, it was a sharp reminder just how quickly childhood goes by, and how children really always come back to the simplest toys, anything is fun with a dose of imagination. 

These wise words on a blind sum it all up perfectly.

"There is little that gives children greater pleasure than when a grown-up lets himself down to their level... and plays with them as an equal"  Sigmund Freud.

Enjoy the rest of the holidays, playing. I intend to. x


  1. Just wonderful!! I've been reading this to my girlsd quite a lot recently and I can never help but gape in awe at the beautiful Meakin-style teaset they have in the pictures! x

  2. What a wonderful exhibit! Sounds as though you had a fantastic time. Thank you for sharing.

  3. That used to be a favourite many years ago in this household! Now that the eldest of my step-children is a father himself, I wonder if it will be getting an airing again? I do know that he's been reading Noggin the Nog to her (she's nine weeks old!)...

  4. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. You know my obsession with the tiger, I really must try and make it this weekend. I took the boys to see the stage show of it in the west end earlier in the holidays. Brilliant morning out if you can get tickets.

  5. Oh, I love the TWCTT as much as my little chickens, it's great fun to read - they know every word, so we all read together. : ) Soooo envious.. x


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