Author(s): Judith Kerr
Through charming verse and glowing illustrations, Judith Kerr takes us on a magical and moving journey that proves love really does conquer everything. A truly special picture book destined to be loved and treasured by children and adults alike for years to come. "It's things we've never tried before That are the greatest fun, Like riding on a dinosaur, Which I had never done." Married couples are used to little trips together. Henry's wife can see no reason why they should stop just because one of them is no longer around. In fact she can't help going a little bit over the top, imagining all sorts of wonderful outings, including dinosaur rides and dolphin drawn water ski sessions. In the end however, even the most magical and exotic daydreams can never quite compare to their past everyday life together. Fom the bestselling author of The Tiger Who Came To Tea.
"My Henry is as charming as her other works! For all the depth of underlying emotion, there's a celebratory feel to it, an unfeigned lightness of spirit that, throughout her life, has been a great boon." 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 "In this moving picture book, [Judith Kerr] explores in charming verse the magical and wondrous adventures a widow imagines for herself and her recently deceased husband." The Lady 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 in 1923 but left Germany with her family during the Second World War. She met her husband, influential British screenwriter, Nigel Kneale, at the BBC. "There was total recognition," she says. "I sometimes wonder how my life would have been if he'd had a cold the day I went to the BBC." They married in 1954 and remained married until Kneale's death in 2006. Judith Kerr lives in London.