Judith Kerr celebrates her 90th birthday

081549-FC222Today I am wishing Judith Kerr OBE, the German born, British children’s author/illustrator a very happy birthday. Today she celebrates her 90th birthday, a great achievement I am sure you will agree. She gave us the much loved classic, The tiger that came to tea and the series of books about a cat named Mog. To celebrate her birthday, HarperCollins have published Creatures, a lavishly illustrated book celebrating her life and work.

The first book in the Mog series was published in 1970 (Mog the forgetful cat) and concluded with Goodbye Mog in 2002.

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The tiger that came to tea was first published in 1968 and is still available today (in fact I bought my baby a copy last year when I was still pregnant). She also wrote several books for older children, including When Hitler stole pink rabbit (which is semi-autobiographical).

Tiger1An unexpected pleasure of motherhood for me has been rediscovering toys, books, tv and films from my childhood that I hope to share with my little girl as she grows up. I am sure I will share some of these on here with you but I would love to hear your favorites that I may have forgotten about.

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