‘The tiger who came to tea’ is one loved book by many kids. Children’s book author, Judith Kerr, has passed away in her home at the age of 95.
Her publisher, HarperCollins, shared the news saying, ”It is with great sadness that we announce that Judith Kerr OBE, author and illustrator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, Mog the Forgetful Cat and many other classic children’s books, died at home yesterday aged 95 following a short illness”.
The Tiger Who Came To Tea was a book that sold over 5 million copies, and never once since its release has it gone out of print. Arguably her most famous and well-loved character, Mog, was the star of 15 books – and many will remember a sense of sadness reading the final one, Goodbye Mog, released in 2002.
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit was perhaps one of her boldest works, detailing her family’s escape from Berlin during World War II through the eyes of a child. In the book, the main character is named “Anna” – and she simply can’t understand why being Jewish could cause such trouble. Its simple honesty is touching and poignant – a truly special piece of narrative history.
Rest in peace Judith Kerr!