NOTE: This giveaway is now closed. Winner to be announced soon!
I always dreamed that one day a tiger would turn up on my doorstep. Yep, that’s right. Judith Kerr’s delightful tale of a (charming) tiger that came to visit a little girl called Sophie was absolutely one of my most-loved stories as a child. Author of ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ and the delightful tales of Mog, Judith is one of my all-time favourite illustrators. You can imagine my excitement when I got my hands on a copy of ‘Judith Kerr’s Creatures: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Judith Kerr’, a beautiful and thoughtful retrospective of Judith’s life and work.
I’ve always loved anything and everything to do with illustration. Give me a magazine filled with hand-drawn sketches, a children’s book, anything covered with drawings, scribbles and pictures – I’m instantly hooked. So naturally, ‘Creatures’ was right up my street.
A beautiful insight into an amazingly creative life, the book shares Judith’s very first sketches, drafts, her design process and a wonderful collection of personal photographs.
I’m a true believer that inspiration can come from anywhere, and tapping into the minds of other creatives is often a fantastic (and fruitful) place to start. After browsing through my copy of ‘Creatures’ I was itching to get out my watercolours and start illustrating. Perhaps that’s the sign of a good book – when it inspires hands-on creativity.
Judith has lived an incredible life. A German refugee as a child, she fled to London during the war with her family. Her amazing story and career has spanned decades – and it was an absolute pleasure to delve into her history and incredible life story. I especially loved reading about the evolution of Mog, and seeing how Judith uses colour in her work to really bring her characters to life.
Thanks to Harper Collins Children’s Books, I’ve got one copy of Judith Kerr’s ‘Creatures’ to giveaway on my blog. Follow these steps for your chance to win (for bonus points, spread the word about this giveaway – share it via Twitter, Facebook, on your own blog etc!):
1. Leave me a comment here on the blog and tell me who is your favourite Judith Kerr ‘creature’ or character.
Note: I’ll be drawing a winner on Wednesday October 9, so you have until 5:00pm Tuesday October 8 to enter this giveaway. Bonne chance!
Here’s the fine print: This giveaway is open for residents of the UK only. In order to be eligible for entry refer to the steps listed above. Any queries, send me an email