Kerr, who dreamed up the tiger to amuse her two children, only started publishing in her 40s, and lived to see the Tiger reach its millionth sale as she turned 94. Kerr told the Observer in an interview last week that her greatest fear was “not being able to work”. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Kerr at work in her London studio in 2017. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Kerr, pictured with actor Benedict Cumberbatch and Kitty Forbes, dressed as her character Sophie, for the 50th anniversary for The Tiger Who Came to Tea in 2018. Her archive – including early drawings that were rescued from Berlin by her mother – is now held at Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s Seven Stories centre for children’s books.
Source: The Guardian May 23, 2019 09:29 UTC