Author(s): Judith Kerr
Here comes the fearless granny gang, The youngest eighty-two. They leap down from their granny van, And there's nothing they can't do! A gleeful celebration of why grannies are great! Through wonderfully rhythmical writing and exquisite illustrations, Judith Kerr OBE shows us that there is a lot more to this grang of grey-haired grannies than meets the eye! Full of charm and laugh-out-loud fun, this is a must for every child's bookshelf.
Praise for My Henry: "My Henry is as charming as her other works... For all the depth of underlying emotion, there's a celebratory feel to it." Cassandra Jardine, The Telegraph "It bears all her trademarks, lively illustration, a cheerful blend of the everyday and the fantastic... A deeply poignant yet ultimately uplifting tale..." Giulia Rhode, Sunday Express Praise for 'One Night in the Zoo': "Lovely... uses soothing, pastel illustrations and exotic animals to make basic counting seem unintimidating." Daily Telegraph " A magical rhyming tale" The Times Praise for 'Twinkles, Arthur and Puss': "A very engaging take on feline behaviour" The Bookseller Praise for 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea': "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." The Independent. "This book has enduring charm and young children will delight in the preposterous notion of a tiger creating mayhem in the house." Junior Magazine 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
Judith Kerr was born in Berlin, the daughter of a distinguished German writer. She left Germany with her family in 1933 to escape from the Nazis and they arrived in England in 1936, having spent the intervening years in Switzerland and France. She has a daughter who is a designer and a son who is a novelist. Judith lives in London, and was awarded an OBE in 2012, and she will celebrate her 90th birthday in 2013.