Children's author packs gallery

Children's author and illustrator Judith Kerr saw her work brought to life yesterday as she visited Scarborough Art Gallery's exhibition celebrating her books.

The 86-year-old writer, famous for The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the Mog the Cat adventures, toured the venue before giving a talk about her career and performing a reading.

The exhibition: From The Tiger Who Came to Tea to Mog and Pink Rabbit has been one of the most popular the gallery has staged and yesterday's talk was a sell-out.

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The gallery has held daily events for children linked to Kerr's books including mask and puppet making, story telling, singing and face painting which have all been well attended.

Zoe Spring, a learning assistant who runs the activities, said: "It is fabulous to see so many children enjoying themselves. I know some that have already visited several times

"This exhibition has so much for everyone; while the kids are entertained adults can enjoy the wonderful illustrations and learn about Judith's amazing life"

Kerr was born in Germany but her family left to come to Britain when she was a child to escape the Nazi regime.