Wibbly Pig and the Tooky by Mick Inkpen


Wibbly Pig and the Tooky by Mick Inkpen

Big Pig's sister should have bought a cuddly toy at the zoo but instead she's put Tooky in her backpack. Tooky's not a toy. He's a toucan. A REAL toucan. And he's soon causing chaos. How will Wibbly and his friends ever get Tooky home? 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. 'An irresistible character. Wibbly Pig does things every toddler can relate to.' Daily Telegraph


The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot. The Guardian ...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 One of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world... Inkpen's fabulous illustrations and charming characters are easy for children to relate to... and this is certainly no exception for Wibbly Pig and the Tooky. Baby Surrey Another delightful story by Mick Inkpen about the ever-popular Wibbly Pig. Carousel Inkpen has been enthralling children for a long time and he has a wonderfully simple and direct way of communicating with his audience. A cast of characters that are known and loved across the world. The stories are simple yet full of humour. The School Librarian

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
Interest Age: To 5


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Publication date

4th September 2014



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