It's a classic, The Tiger who came to tea by Judith Kerr.
You probably have this book in your collection, it's a classic from my childhood along with where the wild things are, and one of my faves to read to Sonny as it makes me feel a little nostalgic. I love the idea I'm reading a book to my children which I loved at school as a child.
The illustrations by Judith Kerr are timeless and beautiful. I don't really know much about Judith Kerr, but after looking up links for this post, I'm really intrigued to read more about her as an artist and her life story.
She has a great love of cats, and you may remember all her Mog books too.
Last night when I lay in Sonny's bed reading The Tiger who came to tea, Sky came in and asked what was I reading, when I showed her she gasped, "I love that book, I've been looking for it can I read it after you please Mummy!"
Even after 42 years, it still hasn't lost it's appeal and connection with todays children, how lovely, a true classic with inspirational illustrations!