Animal Tales by Mick Inkpen
  

Animal Tales

Written by Mick Inkpen
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Synopsis

Animal Tales by Mick Inkpen

A fabulous collection of stories for children aged 5 and over about animals that encountered Jesus during his lifetime and how they were there when key incidents in his life took place. Imagine you could have been there when Jesus was alive on earth. The animals in this book saw just what happened. The fox was out on a cold, starry night when he suddenly heard the sound of Angels singing. The cat was looking forward to a wedding party that nearly went wrong. The magpie had a birds-eye view of Zaccheus climbing into his tree. and the mouse got caught on a boat in a storm and saw an amazing miracle

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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Book Info

Format

Hardback
112 pages

Author

Mick Inkpen
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Publisher

Candle Books an imprint of Lion Hudson Plc

Publication date

1st September 2006

ISBN

9781859856376


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