The Tiger Who Came To Tea giveaway
To mark the 90th birthday of Judith Kerr, author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and many other iconic books, HarperCollins are publishing a lavishly illustrated retrospective called Judith Kerr's Creatures: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Judith Kerr.
Her story begins with the extraordinary events of her early childhood in Berlin, dramatically cut short by the rise of Hitler's Nazi Party in 1933. Judith tells of her family's struggles with language and money, and what it was like to be a German refugee in London during the war.
We see her early attempts at drawing and writing; her sketches and work from art school, and her textile designs from her first job. We hear of her life-changing meeting with her future husband, the scriptwriter Nigel Kneale, and her time at the BBC, first as a reader and then as a scriptwriter herself.
Gorgeous new editions of Judith Kerr's most recognisable and well loved books including When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, Mog and Tiger Who Came To Tea will also be published to celebrate Judith's birthday in June.
Listen to Judith Kerr talk about her father and what inspired her to write
About the author
Judith's career as a children's book writer and illustrator only began after she had children. She would entertain them by making up stories, but it was only when her youngest started school that she decided to have a go at illustrating their old favourite about a tiger.
'The Tiger Who Came to Tea started off as their favourite story,' she says. 'I had always wanted to do a children's book, but it's easier when you have children because you know what makes them laugh. I had to redraw quite a lot.'
Q&A with Judith Kerr
We're delighted that Judith is joining us for a Q&A. Send your questions to Judith and let us know what is your favourite Judith book before Monday 17th June and you will be entered into a draw to win a signed copy of Judith Kerr's Creatures: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Judith Kerr. The winner will be announced when we post up Judith's answers on Monday 24th June.
This giveaway has now closed, but you can buy the book The Tiger Who Came To Tea.