CHILDREN at a hospice were treated to a story from a much-loved author who popped in for a visit.

Judith Kerr read The Tiger Who Came to Tea to youngsters at Naomi House, in Sutton Scotney.

The 89-year-old has written a number of well-known titles including the Mog series and the novel When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – a part autobiographical story of a Jewish family fleeing from Nazi Germany.

Children at Naomi House sat beside Judith as she entertained them with her tales, and she also brought along signed copies of her books for them.

Afterwards, she was given a tour of the hospice.

Adrian Redshaw, Naomi House play team member, said: “It was wonderful to meet Judith in person. The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a firm favourite among the children at the hospice and to have it read by the author was a real treat for the children.”

The author visited the hospice as part of the Wessex Children’s Book Festival.