Judith Kerr talks about being surprised at Tiger’s success

“I’m still surprised by the success of The Tiger Who Came to Tea. I made it up for my daughter when she was two or three and I put in everything she liked. She was crazy about going out in the dark, for example. I used to tell her all sorts of stories and she was quite critical of the others and used to say “talk the tiger”. I’m very grateful. It got me started on picture books. I went to art school, never had any money, never had the right clothes, and I remember my mother and brother getting quite worried about me. The last thing that they expected was that I would be a success and actually earn some money. And I’m still amazed that people are willing to pay me for doing what I love.”

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