Tomi Ungerer, born in Strasbourg in 1931, landed in New York in 1956 with $60 in his pocket and with a suitcase full of drawings. Overnight he became a star as a caricaturist, illustrator and children's book author and published more than 80 books in ten years. As a graphic artist he created advertising campaigns for Willy Brandt and The New York Times. In 1998, Tomi Ungerer was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustration and has become an internationally renowned artist. He now divides his time between Strasbourg and Ireland.
- No Kiss for Mother is the delightfully naughty story of mischievous kitten Piper Paw and his hatred of cuddles and kisses
- Piper Paw is ready for anything, he’ll take apart an alarm clock to see its insides, refuse to clean his teeth and get into schoolyard scraps at the drop of a hat, but he will not – cannot – kiss his mother!
- Ungerer’s touching short story addresses the occasional stresses and strains between parents and children with a wry humour and hilarious illustrations