This is My Book by Mick Inkpen


This is My Book by Mick Inkpen

The Snapdragon is up to his tricks again - eating the letters from the words in the book. It really is very naughty. How will Bookmouse stop Snapdragon? And is there anything the Woollywolves can do to help? Master storyteller Mick Inkpen plays with storytelling in an innovative and accessible way. Mick Inkpen is one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. He is the librarie's ninth most borrowed author. 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' - Guardian


A winner Daily Mail Few children's authors have Mick Inkpen's ability to combine words and illustrations with such a perfect balance of cosiness, humour and gentle education ... gorgeous The Daily Telegraph Fun, post-modernist romp through letters with accompanying funny and lively pictures Daily Echo A marvellous, witty tale Books For Keeps Inkpen's illustrations are as wonderful as they are in the much-loved Kipper books. His style is at once classical and unique, familiar yet not the be taken for grated, simple yet evocative ... fabulously clever The Bookbag The extraordinarily inventive wittiness of Mick Inkpen is evident once again School Librarian Witty and playful ... a fun book for young children and adults alike Child Care Hugely amusing ... a great story which will be enjoyed particularly well if read aloud School Librarian A marvellously witty tale. ***** Books For Keeps A winner for anyone who loved Lullabyhullaballo. Daily Mail An ingenious way to encourage children to enjoy words and letters. Daily Telegraph One of Mick Inkpen's cutest creations. Junior Inkpen introduces some gorgeous new creations in this wonderful book about storytelling. Bookseller A fun book for young children and adults alike... text and images work in harmony to produce a tale perfect for pre-school age. Child Care

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

2nd September 2010



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