Wibbly Pig Has 10 Balloons by Mick Inkpen

Wibbly Pig Has 10 Balloons

Written by Mick Inkpen
Part of the Wibbly Pig Series

Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   
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The irresistible Wibbly Pig has 10 beautiful balloons. Of course, everyone else wants one! One by one, kind Wibbly Pig lets Scruffy Pig, Tiny Pig, Pig Ears, the Pig Twins and even some pigs he doesn’t really know have one. Luckily, he saves his favourite Teddy Bear balloon for himself until – disaster strikes… How Wibbly Pig does manage to end up with a balloon is a charming and warm hearted story.


Wibbly Pig Has 10 Balloons by Mick Inkpen

Join the irresistible Wibbly Pig in this brilliantly original new story - the perfect introduction to counting for young children. Wibbly Pig has ten balloons but not for very long! As he gives them away, he holds on tightly to his favourite teddy bear balloon. But then Big Pig's shouting sister comes along...


Praise for previous Wibbly Pig books:

'This is one of those perfect picture books that are useful, as well as thoroughly entertaining. Inkpen's style is simple but warm and effective.' - INK

'An irresistible character. Wibbly Pig does things every toddler can relate to.' - The Daily Telegraph

'The overwhelmingly cheerful Wibbly Pig has a devoted following among pre-schoolers.' - Guardian Unlimited Books Review

'Who could resist Wibbly Pig?' - The Independent on Sunday

'This is a book for every nursery collection whether at home or at school.' -

'... I cannot resist the delicious Wibbly Pig...' -- The Bookseller

'Visual feast... so much wit and emotion. A delight.' - Daily Mail

'Lovely, clear illustrations.' -- Bournemouth Daily Echo

'A delight for young children.' - Sunday Express

Praise for Kipper's A to Z: 'An ingenious way to encourage children to enjoy words and letters.' - The Daily Telegraph

About the Author

Mick Inkpen

Mick Inkpen was born in Romford in 1952 and still lives in Essex with his wife Debbie and their two children. Mick is one of the most popular author/illustrators in the world, his stories have been translated into over twenty different languages and his books have sold over 4 million copies. Kipper, perhaps his most popular character of all, is now the star of his very own TV series while Wibbly Pig, Penguin Small and Threadbear continue to delight young readers - and their parents!

He began his career as a graphic designer, declining a place to study English at Cambridge University. During this period he worked with Nick Butterworth, a fellow children's author, from whom he learned design and typography. Together they developed a cartoon strip for the Sunday Express magazine, later to become a first series of children's picture books. They also worked in children's television.

In 1989 The Blue Balloon established him as a truly original voice in children's picture books, by which time Mick and his wife Debbie had two children of their own. "Without the experience of having children of my own I doubt that I would have been capable of writing effectively for children. And yet it's true that good work really springs from trying to please yourself"

Mick has won numerous awards world-wide including The British Book Award for Penguin Small, The British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullabaloo, The Children's Book Award for Threadbear, The Parents and Munch Bunch Play and Learn Award and The Right Start Petit Filous Best Toy Award for Where, Oh Where is Kipper's Bear? Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998, and Kipper's A to Z won the silver medal in the 2001 Smarties Prize.

Fo most of Mick Inkpen's published work he is both author and illustrator. However, there is one title - WONDERFUL EARTH - that we rate highly, which he illustrated whilst Nick Butterworth provided the words.

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32 pages


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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

1st September 2011




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