Judith Kerr

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Judith Kerr has died at the age of 95. File photograph: Rune Hellestad/Corbis/Getty Images

Born: June 14th, 1923 Died: May 22nd, 2019 The creator of the classic children’s books The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat, Judith K(...)

The children’s author and illustrator Judith Kerr, who died this week aged 95, was  best-known as the creator of the classic picture book The Tiger Who Came to Tea, the Mog series and the semi-autobiographical young adult novel When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. Photograph: Eliz Huseyin/PA Wire

Book lovers often have a favourite book or author but there is a special place in readers’ hearts, if they happen to be a parent too, for the bedtime (...)

Judith Kerr in 2013: was named Illustrator of the Year at the British Book Awards 2019 last week. Photograph: Eliz Huseyin

Author Judith Kerr, who enchanted generations of children with simply illustrated tales such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat, h(...)

Ryan Tubridy takes a swipe at eggheads with ideas of fancy learning. Photograph: Kinlan Photography

In many ways, Ryan Tubridy is well on his way to making the transition from young fogey to old codger. He regularly complains about the supposed absur(...)

Children’s writer and illustrator Judith Kerr: “Everything I have done in my work is autobiographical in one way or another. Taking ideas from cats I’ve known, or my childhood, or something I came up with to entertain my children.”

Judith Kerr opens the door of her home in the salubrious south London suburbs and a flash of chartreuse pops behind her diminutive 93-year-old frame. (...)

John Lewis department stores operate a well-worn formula for  this year’s Christmas ad, but there’s nothing cheap about it and certainly nothing gaudy. It is, in fact, just marvellous. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

Christmas is amazing. It’s a full-time marvel. Look at all those angels with bulbs up their gowns! That bristling carpet of fake snow! Cheerfu(...)

Sam McBratney’s Guess How Much I Love You and Anita Jerman’s My Little Storybook are animated by life-size (and giant!) puppets in a double-bill from Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia that is as gentle as a bedtime story

Children love nothing more than the familiar, as any parent who has been asked for the umpteenth time by their little one to read Peepo or Brown Bear (...)

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn fish on the river Mississippi, near the childhood home  of Mark Twain in Hannibal, Missouri. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer has never been out of print since it was published in 1876. Photograph: George Pickow/Three Lions/Getty Images

The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678), John Bunyan “As I walk’d through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place, where was a Denn; A(...)

Animals are up to all sorts of unusual antics in this season’s picture books. In Jason Chapman’s exciting and funny Russell, Grunt and Snort (Red Fox,(...)