Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear by Mick Inkpen
  

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Big Bear is a wonderful new friend for Wibbly Pig and bestselling author Mick Inkpen has been incredibly skilful at showing off a bear so big with a pig so small in the confined space of a book page, whilst also bringing out their delightful friendship and feelings for one another. Full of humour, children will love it. And that’s not just our word for it, as it has also been shortlisted for the Nestle Children’s Book Award for 2006 in the 0-5 age range.

Synopsis

Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear by Mick Inkpen

Wibbly Pig has a new friend - a bear so big, he can hardly fit on the page. He does not know how to brush his teeth or comb his hair and he can't even use a spoon. But Wibbly loves him just the same! This title also includes a picture book.

Reviews

The latest Wibbly Pig story maintains the subtle simplicity of what has become a favourite character series, this time offering a touchingly heartfelt message: that being kind and fun is just as valid as being clever and co-ordinated Carousel Cleverly told ... an encouraging tale for young children Waterstone's Books Quarterly Another captivating story The Sunday Express Heart-warming story with beautiful and very clear illustrations Bournemouth Daily Echo A gentle book about loving friends for who they are Junior Perfect for bedtime reading Essex Life & Countryside A simple story about love and friendship, happiness and loss: perfect for tiny children The Mail on Sunday A simple story about love and friendship, happiness and loss: perfect for tiny children The Mail on Sunday The latest Wibbly Pig story maintains the subtle simplicity of what has become a favourite character series, this time offering a touchingly heartfelt message: that being kind and fun is just as valid as being clever and co-ordinated... expressive illustrations... The humorous text has a pleasing rhythm to it, with emphasised words on each page that children will delight in shouting out, as this is one story they will surely be learning off by heart. Carousel ... it is, of course, what's inside that matters. The Children's Bookseller Wibbly Pig is another triumph for Mick Inkpen. The Mail on Sunday ...captivating... The Sunday Express A gentle book about loving friends for who they are. Junior Heat-warming story with beautiful and very clear illustrations. Bournemouth Daily Echo 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 04/05/2004 - 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 who'll revel in his constant side-stepping of the ultimate moment of bedtime which he fights off with a series of happy and familiar rituals. - Guardian Unlimited Books Review 26/02/2005 - this book is the perfect bedtime companion for young children - who minds magazine of the national childminding as 04/07/2004 miscellaneous On Tickly Christmas Wibbly Pig Wibbly Pig is everyone's favourite. Presented with timeless elegance and style... - Carousel One to like very much. - Nicolette Jones Miscellaneous

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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Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Mick Inkpen
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Author's Website

www.hodderchildrens.co.uk/k...

Publisher

Publication date

1st April 2010

ISBN

9780340997529

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