Children’s author says children reading was once frowned on just as their use of devices is now
If a tiger did ever come to tea, many adults would miss it because they were too busy staring at their phones, the children’s author Judith Kerr fears. The 94-year-old writer and illustrator was on Tuesday joined by Benedict Cumberbatch to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her classic story, The Tiger Who Came to Tea.
Kerr was asked if she was concerned about children being too obsessed with technology. She said she was more worried about the adults. “I sometimes feel there might be a tiger rushing along the road and no one would see it except me,” she said. People who stare at their phones are missing out “because the world is quite interesting”.