Judith Kerr has written many wonderful books in her time, from the novel When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, to the Mog the Forgetful Cat series (Mog is very important to me and this Christmas my best friend gave me a Mog toy and I nearly wept but that’s another story). However, her beautiful picture book The Tiger Who Came to Tea is beloved by children the world over and is finally getting its own TV adaptation.
Since its publication in 1968, The Tiger Who Came to Tea has sold over five million copies.
Lupus Films’ founders Camilla Deakin and Ruth Fielding will team up with Ann-Janine Murtagh, Katie Fulford, and Mia Jupp at HarperCollins Children’s Books to produce the adaptation.
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Camilla Deakin said:
We are thrilled that HarperCollins has chosen to work with Lupus Films on this very special project. It is an honour to be adapting such an iconic children’s book in its landmark anniversary year and we will do our very best to capture the charm and magic of the original book to create a timeless film for children and family audiences.
Ann-Janine Murtagh added:
We are incredibly proud to publish Judith Kerr and how wonderful to be bringing her iconic picture book to life for television whilst we celebrate the golden anniversary year of The Tiger Who Came to Tea.
I am MOST excited for this. However, I’m hoping the tiger who features in the show will be marginally less horrifying than the one accosting Judith Kerr in this photograph.
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