This classic story has been loved by millions of children since it was first published 30 years ago. This special anniversary edition celebrates its timeless appeal.
Perfect for reading aloud, or for small children to read to themselves again and again, this modern classic is now on almost every recommended reading list for pre-school children.
"Near perfection of form is embellished by clear, expressive illustrations. The pace is exactly right, the resolution totally satisfying."
Dorothy Butler: Babies Need Books.
"A modern classic."
Judith Kerr OBE was born in Berlin. Her family left Germany in 1933 to escape the rising Nazi party, and came to England. She studied at the Central School of Art and later worked as a scriptwriter for the BBC.
Judith married the celebrated screenwriter Nigel Kneale in 1954. She left the BBC to look after their two children, who inspired her first picture book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Published in 1968 and never out of print in the fifty years since, it has become a much-loved classic and perennial bestseller.
Judith was awarded the Booktrust Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, and in 2019 was named Illustrator of the Year at the British Book Awards. Judith died in May 2019 at the age of 95, and her stories continue to entertain and delight generations of children.