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The Teeger That Cam For His Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea in Scots

Judith KerrSusan Rennie


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Range: Picture Kelpies Paperback 32 pages colour illustrations 280 x 220 mm ISBN: 9781782504665 Publication date: 18 January 2018
Genre: Animals Theme: Scots Language Ideal for ages: 3, 4, 5 and 6

'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 50th 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 favourite is perfect for reading aloud with young children.

Teeger That Cam For His Tea


Judith Kerr OBE is one of the most beloved creators of children’s books in the world. Her classic books including The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat have been loved by generations and translated into many languages.

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Susan Rennie lectures on the history of Scots and lexicography at Glasgow University. A renowned Scots language expert, she is a co-founder of Scots language publisher Itchy Coo and author of several Scots language books for children.

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