What Shall We Call Wibbly's Puppy? by Mick Inkpen


What Shall We Call Wibbly's Puppy? by Mick Inkpen

Wibbly Pig and his friends can't decide what to name his new puppy. Everyone has an idea. But no one can agree. Will Wibbly ever find the perfect name? Mick Inkpen, creator of Kipper and many other prizewinning picture books has brought to life a character who has won the hearts of millions of readers the world over and is the star of his own CBeebies cartoon.


Charming, reassuring and accessible, Wibbly Pig is loved by little children The Bookseller 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. Books For Keeps ... 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

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

1st September 2011



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