Rollo and Ruff and the Little Fluffy Bird by Mick Inkpen


Rollo and Ruff and the Little Fluffy Bird by Mick Inkpen

There are footprints all over the Cornershop yard. And something has been nibbling Rollo's little red ball. Could the stinky little creature fast asleep in the Little Fluffy Bird's nest have something to do with it? Sweeties from the Cornershop seal the friendship of three new characters from the creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig.


A beautiful book in every sense ... wonderful to read aloud ... As always, it is worth spending time looking closely at Inkpen's illustrations, enjoying the humour and the visual details. But possibly the book's most 'beautiful

... is the underlying themes of empathy, charity and tolerance. Rollo and LFB are examples to us all. School Librarian The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot. The Guardian Full of warmth and charm ... there is plenty of humour to keep adults turning the pages too Red House Children's Book Award 2012 ...ideal bedtime entertainment... Babycare & pregnancy (April 1998) Plenty of humour. Angels & Urchins A lovely way to show small children the joy you can find in words and the sounds they make. Bookbag Rollo and Ruff is a beautiful book in every sense... These characters deserve to become favourites. School Librarian A new friendship is soon forged in this charming book. Irish Times Full of warmth and charm. Red House Children's Book Award

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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Publication date

6th October 2011



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