Almost 50 years after the appearance of one of the most famous felines in children’s books, Mog creator Judith Kerr is to publish a book inspired by her latest pet cat, Katinka. The much-loved author and illustrator, who celebrated her 94th birthday last week, is to publish Katinka’s Tail in the autumn.The story of a “perfectly ordinary cat with a not-so-ordinary tail” was inspired by Kerr’s observations of her cat, the ninth in an inspirational line. “She is a ridiculous-looking white cat with a tabby tail that looks as though it belonged to somebody else,” she said. It was watching the “bizarre” behaviour of her first family pet, Mog – which included licking her sleeping daughter’s hair – that inspired the eponymous stories beloved by generations of children.
Sainsbury’s has turned to one of the nation’s best loved children’s book characters, Judith Kerr’s Mog, for its festive campaign highlighting the importance of sharing at Christmas.
Developed in partnership with Kerr’s publishers – HarperCollins Children’s Books – and Kerr herself, the full length three-and-a-half minute long film, entitled Mog’s Christmas Calamity, debuted across multiple channels at 7:15pm this evening (Thursday 12 November).
The first batch of these My Cat Pip books arrived in the Spring, and as my wife is called Pip they immediately caught my eye. The books are credited to Karen Bendy of Over The Moon Design. Click the link to the Hachette Children’s Books website for more details.
The first books from My Cat Pip, a popular international brand in merchandising, homeware, stationery and apparel. Pip is an award-winning character with over 1.5 million products sold to date worldwide.
Pip is a little black puss with a very big heart – always ready to try new things, even if his adventures don’t quite turn out as planned! This interactive flap book is bursting with surprises and fun. Preschool children will love dressing Pip in cute little outfits, peeping inside his house, and discovering lots of hidden kitty-cats!
Pip regularly appears in SparkleWorld (the number one multi-character magazine) and Easy Peasy alongside some of the biggest brands in the industry. He is a star in the making! If you like Hello Kitty, you’ll love Pip!
Other books in the series: Where Are You Pip? (a fun look and find book), Purrfect Pip! Sticker Book, Showtime Pip! Sticker Book. Read more about Pip at www.pipthecat.com.