About Judith Kerr

Judith Kerr was born in Berlin, but her family left Germany in 1933 to escape the rise of the Nazi party, and came to England. She studied at the Central School of Art and later worked as a script writer at the BBC.

Judith married the celebrated screenwriter Nigel Kneale in 1954 and left the BBC to look after their two children, who inspired her first picture book The Tiger Who Came to Tea. First published in 1968, it has sold many millions of copies throughout the world and become a beloved classic.

Mog the Forgetful Cat was Judith’s first book about her remarkable and mischievous cat and was published in 1970. Mog went on to have another 16 delightful adventures, creating mayhem in her family without quite meaning to.

Judith Kerr is now one of the most successful children’s book authors of all time with over 9 million books sold worldwide.