Judith Kerr’s classic children’s book The Tiger Who Came To Teais coming to the small screen. Channel 4 UK announced that it would be developing an animated retelling from the animators of the adaptation of We’re Going On A Bear Hunt which also aired on the network.
Written by When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit and Mog the Forgetful Cat author, Judith Kerr, the book tells the story of a tiger who shows up at the home of a girl named Sophie.
Since its publication in 1968, the book has become extremely popular. When writing the book, Kerr said she was inspired by her own daughter:
“The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a story I made up for my two-year-old daughter, who was very bossy. I used to tell her all sorts of other stories as well, which I thought were perfectly good, which she dismissed with the words “Talk the Tiger”. So when she and her brother were both at school I thought I’d try to make it into a picture book.”
The adaptation is scheduled for release this Christmas.
You would think having one of the most influential artists of all time as a grandfather would be magical enough, but his grandkids have another treat in store! Legendary musician Paul McCartney has created a picture book based on his own experiences of being a grandfather.
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Hey Grandude! is about a grandfather with magical powers who goes on adventures with his four grandchildren. The book is being published by Puffin in the UK and Random House Children’s in the US. Puffin describes the book to be a “heartwarming adventure tale with a magical twist.”
McCartney reveals that his inspiration for the book derived from one of his own grandchildren calling him Grandude! Having eight grandkids whom he loves very much, he wanted to create something for grandparents everywhere to enjoy while reading to their grandchildren. The former Beatle’s picture book will be illustrated by Kathryn Durst.
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You can watch a video of Paul McCartney talking about his new book below and if you would like to pre order, just click: Hey Grandude!