A look at Judith Kerr, whose vast body of work includes the popular Mog series and The Tiger Who Came to Tea, as well as her autobiographical novel When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, which charts her childhood fleeing Hitler’s Germany in 1933 with her family.
Judith Kerr’s first picture book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea (published in 1968), was written as a bedtime story for her own children and soon became a classic. By the time it celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008, it had been translated into 11 languages and had sold over five million copies!
Original artwork, notes and sketches from The Tiger Who Came to Tea will be on display, alongside a selection of Judith’s early childhood drawings, which show how she became the well-loved artist and author we know today.
Little visitors to the exhibition can have tea with a life-size tiger in Sophie’s kitchen or read the adventures of Mog curled up inside her cosy basket!
V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9PA
Times: Open 10.00-17.45 Monday-Sunday (last admission 17.30).