Judith Kerr was born in Berlin, but left Germany with her family in 1933 to escape the Nazis. They arrived in England in 1936, having spent the intervening years in Switzerland and France. There she met her husband Nigel Kneale and they had two children together; Judith wrote her first picture `The Tiger Who Came to Tea' for them, which has gone on to become a much-loved classic, as well as many other titles including the timeless `Mog the Forgetful Cat'. She was awarded an OBE in 2012 for services to children's literature and holocaust education, and celebrates her 90th birthday in 2013.
Praise for Mog the Forgetful Cat:`Grandparents are likely to get as much fun out of seeing it again as the new generation of fans just learning to read!' Choice Magazine` Praise for Goodbye Mog:`Kerr's warmth, humour and honesty make this an engaging introduction to a difficult topic' Financial Times `Believable, amusing and moving' Nursery World `A supremely sensitive story' The Times `The best, most consoling book for children on the subject of bereavement...a joy to read' The Independent on Sunday