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Judith Kerr artwork

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Children's author and illustrator Judith Kerr turns 90 today and to celebrate, we've taken a look at original artwork from some of her best-loved books.

With a natural eye for a child's imagination, Judith Kerr has long been a source of bedtime delight and escapism with beloved classics such as The Tiger Who Came To Tea and the Mog series, starring a forgetful - and at times, rather sad - cat.

Whether its a superior-looking tiger or a mournful tabby, her expressive sketches and wonderful storylines have captivated generations of children and nostalgic adults alike.

In celebration of her success, the V&A Museum of Childhood in east London held a retrospective of Judith's work a few years back.

This featured original artwork, notes and sketches from The Tiger Who Came To Tea - a book Judith originally wrote as a bedtime story for her own children that went onto sell over five million copies since its publication in 1968 - along with a selection of her early childhood drawings.

To remind yourself of the rich variety of characters brought to life in her books, take a look at some illustration from the exhibition, below:

Illustration from Mog the Forgetful Cat (above)

Illustrations from The Tiger Who Came To Tea (above and below)

More illustrations from Mog the Forgetful Cat (above and below)

All images copyright Kerr-Kneale Productions Ltd.

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