Is it Bedtime Wibbly Pig? by Mick Inkpen


Is it Bedtime Wibbly Pig? by Mick Inkpen

Wibbly Pig isn't tired at all! He wants to splash in the bath, count the stairs to the bedroom and bounce around on his bed. But in the end, he snuggles down to sleep with his cuddly toys. Snuggle up and read this classic Wibbly story and then watch the delightful animation Wibbly Can't Sleep on DVD.


The overwhelmingly cheerful Wibbly Pig has a devoted following among preschoolers The Guardian The perfect bedtime story for young children Family Interest Magazine This is one of those perfect picture books that are useful, as well as thoroughly entertaining Mad About Books The ideal bedtime read The Glasgow Herald This is a charmer for the very young Newbury Weekly News Who could resist Wibbly Pig? Independent on Sunday Will provoke thrilled squeals of recognition The Observer Both funny and observant about very young children The Sunday Times The perfect bedtime companion for young children. Primary Times A charming story, familiar characters and delightful illustrations will make this a favourite. Prima Baby ... funny and observant ... The Sunday Times An irresistible character. Wibbly Pig does things every toddler can relate to. The Daily Telegraph A repetitive, large text, softly coloured pictures on a crisp white background and a pull-out page at hte end make this the idea bedtime read. The Glasgow Herald A charming story, familiar characters and delightful illustrations will make this a favourite. Prima Baby

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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Contains Book and DVD
32 pages


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Publication date

4th August 2011



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