The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2022 - Sat, 05 Mar 2022
Venue: Charnwood Gallery
The exhibition, originated by Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children's Books, features a number of Judith Kerr's original illustrations from the Seven Stories collection and promises to bring this delightful book to life for a new generation of family audiences.
There will also be a reproduction of Sophie's kitchen, where young visitors can sit down to tea with a 4ft cuddly tiger, a reading area, dressing up, puzzles, games and lots more Tiger-related activities to appeal to the latest generation of young readers!
The exhibition also explores Judith's childhood and her experiences of having to escape Germany as Hitler came to power, how it felt to be a refugee in Switzerland, then France before finally settling in London in 1936. Judith writes about these experiences through three semi-autobiographical novels for older children in her 'Out of the Hitler Time' trilogy, through the story of her alter ego Anna.