Any parent around will know the power of children’s entertainment.
Fun books, headache-inducing songs that are actually annoyingly addictive (Baby Shark anyone?), colourful YouTube videos, cartoon series and even brightly coloured adverts are all lifesavers in any household that contains an under-10.
So, all you parents out there will be ecstatic to know that there’s one more TV show heading your way soon that is sure to put a swift halt to any screaming tantrums you’re desperate to stop.
And, unlike the upcoming Baby Shark TV show, it’s one that you’ll probably want to watch yourselves.
Classic children’s book The Tiger Who Came To Tea is being adapted into a children’s TV show.
Judith Kerr’s world-famous book, which has sold more than five million copies since it was first published in 1968, tells the story of a greedy tiger who visits little girl Sophie and eats and drinks all of her mother’s provisions.
And now TV network Channel 4 will be using hand-drawn animation to adapt the iconic read for TV.
‘We are delighted to be creating a new animated film for Channel 4 using our unique hand-drawn style,’ said Ruth Fielding, producer and co-founder of Lupus Films.
‘This timeless tale, with huge cross-generational appeal, is the perfect literary classic to adapt for a seasonal special when the whole family can come together to watch it.
‘We cannot wait to bring Judith’s delightful illustrations to life in animation and have assembled an exceptional team to do so.’
And for an extra magical touch, the special programme, which comes from the makers of We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, will be broadcast this Christmas.
‘We are delighted to bring Judith Kerr’s iconic and much-loved children’s book to our screens,’ added Chloe Tucker, commissioning executive of Channel 4 drama.
‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a timeless classic, and we hope this film will capture the same special place in every family’s imagination watching it.’