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Mick Inkpen - Author

About the Author

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.

Featured books by Mick Inkpen

Other books by Mick Inkpen

Mrs Blackhat

Mrs Blackhat

Author: Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Mrs Blackhat the witch likes everything to be black. So what will she do with an GINGER cat? A hilarious rhyming picture book by Mick and Chloe Inkpen, creators of the bestselling I Will Love You Anyway. Meet Mrs Blackhat, a witch who just loves the colour black. Black broom, black boots, black wand, black chair, black crow, black toad, black bat . . . GINGER cat?! What on Earth can Mrs Blackhat do to fix this problem? Find out in this hilarious rhyming story!

Mrs Blackhat and the ZoomBroom

Mrs Blackhat and the ZoomBroom

Author: Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Mrs Blackhat returns in a hilarious new story from the bestselling creators of I Will Love You Anyway and Hole in the Zoo. Mrs Blackhat the witch has a new broom. And it's not just any broom: it's a whizzy new ZoomBroom, with buttons and bleeps and its very own high-tech app! But when the battery on the ZoomBroom starts to run low, Mrs Blackhat discovers that while technology is great, there sometimes a place for good old-fashioned magic too.

Kipper: Kipper's Monster

Kipper: Kipper's Monster

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Board book Release Date: 05/09/2019

Cuddle up with Kipper! A classic Kipper story about being afraid of the dark, now in a sturdy board book, perfect for little hands. Where's the best place to try out the most powerful torch there is? Kipper and Tiger decide that it must be in the middle of the woods at the bottom of Big Hill. But just what is that big animal with horns that they can see on the other side of the tent? Perhaps it would be safer to camp in Tiger's room . . . The perfect book to soothe night-time fears. Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years. 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian 'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper' Daily Mail

Kipper's Little Friends Board Book

Kipper's Little Friends Board Book

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Board book Release Date: 07/03/2019

A classic Kipper story about baby animals. Now in a chunky board book, perfect for little hands to hold. Kipper and Arthur are talking about baby animals. A baby owl must be an owlet, so a baby frog is a froglet and a baby hedgehog can only be a hoglet... But what is a baby dog called? Do you know? Little ones will love joining in with this charming tale about animals and growing up. Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years. 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian 'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail

Kipper's Snowy Day Board Book

Kipper's Snowy Day Board Book

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Board book Release Date: 30/10/2018

Beautifully capturing the joy of playing in the snow, this classic Kipper adventure in a durable board book is perfect to cuddle up with! Kipper loves the snow and when he sees great white flakes tumbling down one morning, he can't wait to be out enjoying himself. Kipper's friend Tiger isn't nearly as good at snow games as Kipper is, because of his silly, woolly clothes - but they still manage to build a wonderful snowdog. 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian 'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail Mick Inkpen has been a bestselling children's author for over 25 years. He is one of today's most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children's Book Award for Threadbear and the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullaballoo. Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film.

Mrs Blackhat

Mrs Blackhat

Author: Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

An exciting new story from the bestselling team behind Kipper and I Will Love You Anyway. Over the gate at number 8, round the back, through the flap and onto the lap of Mrs Blackhat! Meet Mrs Blackhat, a witch who just loves the colour black. From her broom to her hat, all is black... apart from her cat. What can she do to fix this problem? Find out in this hilarious, rhyming story! Praise for I Will Love You Anyway: 'Charming, sad and funny. The day it arrived, my three-year old insisted we read it thirteen consecutive times' - Huffington Post Mick Inkpen has been a bestselling children's author for over 25 years. He is one of today's most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children's Book Award for Threadbear and the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullaballoo. Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film. It wasn't until Mick became a father that he began his career in children's books. Now father and daughter have come together for a unique and exciting picture book partnership. Chloe Inkpen grew up surrounded by picture books and has a natural gift for storytelling. A love of language and art saw her swap an English degree course at Nottingham University for a degree in Illustration at the Glasgow School of Art. In her final year Chloe was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloe's events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloe are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.

Kipper's Beach Ball

Kipper's Beach Ball

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Board book Release Date: 10/07/2018

Cuddle up with Kipper! A classic Kipper title about friendship, reissued in a durable board book format for a new generation of children. Kipper opens his cornflakes and discovers treasure inside. A plastic wiggly thing, which turns out to be the biggest, most beautiful beach ball ever. He and Tiger have wonderful fun with their new toy, splashing by the sea in the sun, until they hear a small - pop! But there's always another box of cornflakes and more treasure to be found. A summer adventure about friendship and sharing- perfect for holidays. 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian 'You cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail

Hole in the Zoo

Hole in the Zoo

Author: Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2018

From the bestselling team behind Kipper, I Will Love You Anyway and Fred, an energetic rhyming adventure jam-packed with mischievous animals swinging, splashing and crashing through the pages. At Upalongdownalong Avenue in the garden at Number 2, there's a hole in the wall that belongs to the Zoo and things have started coming through... Praise for Mick Inkpen: 'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian Praise for Zoe and Beans: 'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' Carousel For activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.com Mick Inkpen has been a bestselling children's author for over 25 years. He is one of today's most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children's Book Award for Threadbear and the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullaballoo. Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film. It wasn't until Mick became a father that he began his career in children's books. Now father and daughter have come together for a unique and exciting picture book partnership. Chloe Inkpen grew up surrounded by picture books and has a natural gift for storytelling. A love of language and art saw her swap an English degree course at Nottingham University for a degree in Illustration at the Glasgow School of Art. In her final year Chloe was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloe's events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloe are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.

Fred: I Will Love You Anyway

Fred: I Will Love You Anyway

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2018

From the creators of Kipper and Wibbly Pig, comes a funny and moving classic-in-the-making, now in an adorable mini hardback edition. I don't do 'sit!' I don't do 'stay!' But I will love you anyway. From the celebrated creators of Kipper, Wibbly Pig, and Zoe and Beans comes a picture book to treasure. Dog is very badly behaved - he destroys everything, chases cars and won't stop running away! But when he finds himself lost and alone there is one person he can count on. Praise for Mick Inkpen: 'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian Praise for Zoe and Beans: 'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' Carousel For activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.com Mick Inkpen has been a bestselling children's author for over 25 years. He is one of today's most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children's Book Award for Threadbear and the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullaballoo. Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film. It wasn't until Mick became a father that he began his career in children's books. Now father and daughter have come together for a unique and exciting picture book partnership. Chloe Inkpen grew up surrounded by picture books and has a natural gift for storytelling. A love of language and art saw her swap an English degree course at Nottingham University for a degree in Illustration at the Glasgow School of Art. In her final year Chloe was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloe's events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloe are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.

Wibbly Pig at the Zoo

Wibbly Pig at the Zoo

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

On a visit to the zoo, Big Pig's sister wanted a cuddly toy but instead she took home Tooky in her backpack. But 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 prize-winning 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

Wibbly Pig Picks a Pet

Wibbly Pig Picks a Pet

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

If you could have any pet at all, what would you choose? A touching and imaginative story for every child who has dreamed of their perfect pet, by the bestselling creator of Kipper. Wibbly Pig and Scruffy Pig are worried that Big Pig's sister's friend will choose a really boring rabbit at the pet shop. Surely an elephant, a bear or a dinosaur would be much more exciting? 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.' The Daily Telegraph

Hole in the Zoo

Hole in the Zoo

Author: Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

An exciting new story from the bestselling team behind Kipper, I Will Love You Anyway and Fred. At Upalongdownalong Avenue in the garden at Number 2, there's a hole in the wall that belongs to the Zoo and things have started coming through... Jam-packed with mischievous animals swinging, splashing and crashing through the pages, this energetic rhyming adventure is a breath of fresh air. Praise for Mick Inkpen: 'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian Praise for Zoe and Beans: 'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' Carousel For activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.com Mick Inkpen has been a bestselling children's author for over 25 years. He is one of today's most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children's Book Award for Threadbear and the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullaballoo. Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film. It wasn't until Mick became a father that he began his career in children's books. Now father and daughter have come together for a unique and exciting picture book partnership. Chloe Inkpen grew up surrounded by picture books and has a natural gift for storytelling. A love of language and art saw her swap an English degree course at Nottingham University for a degree in Illustration at the Glasgow School of Art. In her final year Chloe was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloe's events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloe are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.

Wibbly Pig: Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear

Wibbly Pig: Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

From the creator of Kipper, this picture book shows that it is what's inside that matters. 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! A heart-warming story about loving friends for who they are from the award winning Mick Inkpen. 'A simple story about love and friendship, happiness and loss.' Mail on Sunday

Fred

Fred

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

A follow-up to I Will Love You Anyway, this touching rhyming story is full of friendship and tail wagging and will touch a chord with all children who love pets - by the bestselling author of the Kipper and Wibbly Pig series. 'Fetch!' and 'Sit!' and 'Stay!' I understand them all. Those are the words I know. But what is 'Fred'? Fred the dog may not know his name yet or how to stay out of trouble but one little boy will love him no matter what. Praise for Mick Inkpen: 'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian Praise for Zoe and Beans: 'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' Carousel For activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.com Mick Inkpen has been a bestselling children's author for over 25 years. He is one of today's most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children's Book Award for Threadbear and the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullaballoo. Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film. It wasn't until Mick became a father that he began his career in children's books. Now father and daughter have come together for a unique and exciting picture book partnership. Chloe Inkpen grew up surrounded by picture books and has a natural gift for storytelling. A love of language and art saw her swap an English degree course at Nottingham University for a degree in Illustration at the Glasgow School of Art. In her final year Chloe was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloe's events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloe are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.

A Royal Lullabyhullaballoo

A Royal Lullabyhullaballoo

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

With a host of noisy fairytale characters and a fold-out page on every spread, this is a new edition of a read-aloud classic from the creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Perfect for bedtime! The sun is down, the moon is up, and it is past bedtime. But outside the castle there's an awful lot of noise! Will the princess ever get to sleep? Mick Inkpen has won the British Book Award, the Children's Book Award and has been shortlisted for both the Kate Greenway Medal and the Nestle Prize. He is consistently in the Top Ten most borrowed children's authors from public libraries. 'Beautiful animated illustrations.' Daily Echo

Kipper's Christmas Eve Board Book

Kipper's Christmas Eve Board Book

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Board book Release Date: 06/10/2016

A classic Kipper story, capturing all of the magic and anticipation of Christmas Eve. In a chunky board book, perfect for little hands to hold. Which is best, Kipper wonders, Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Presents, or expecting presents? It's Christmas Eve and Kipper and his friends are preparing for the big day. Decorating the tree, exchanging presents and sharing in all the excitement together. Full of festive cheer, this charming story is perfect for reading together at Christmas time. Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years. Kipper has touched a chord with children and parents alike - Practical Parenting The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot - Guardian

Threadbear

Threadbear

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

There is one thing that has always been wrong with Threadbear. In his tummy is a squeaker that has never squeaked . . . Can Father Christmas help? A Christmas classic for over 25 years, this award-winning story from the creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig proves that dreams do come true. With a stunning new cover and fantastic fold-out pages.

Fred

Fred

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2016

'Fetch!' and 'Sit!' and 'Stay!' I understand them all. Those are the words I know. But what is 'Fred'? Fred the dog may not know his name yet or how to stay out of trouble but one little boy will love him no matter what. A follow-up to I Will Love You Anyway, this touching rhyming story is full of friendship and tail wagging and will touch a chord with all children who love pets. Praise for Mick Inkpen: 'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian Praise for Zoe and Beans: 'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' Carousel For activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.com Mick Inkpen has been a bestselling children's author for over 25 years. He is one of today's most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children's Book Award for Threadbear and the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullaballoo. Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film. It wasn't until Mick became a father that he began his career in children's books. Now father and daughter have come together for a unique and exciting picture book partnership. Chloe Inkpen grew up surrounded by picture books and has a natural gift for storytelling. A love of language and art saw her swap an English degree course at Nottingham University for a degree in Illustration at the Glasgow School of Art. In her final year Chloe was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloe's events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloe are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.

Fred: I Will Love You Anyway

Fred: I Will Love You Anyway

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

I don't do 'sit!' I don't do 'stay!' But I will love you anyway. From the celebrated creators of Kipper, Wibbly Pig, and Zoe and Beans comes a picture book to treasure. Dog is very badly behaved - he destroys everything, chases cars and won't stop running away! But when he finds himself lost and alone there is one person he can count on. Praise for Mick Inkpen: 'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian Praise for Zoe and Beans: 'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' Carousel For activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.com Mick Inkpen has been a bestselling children's author for over 25 years. He is one of today's most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children's Book Award for Threadbear and the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullaballoo. Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film. It wasn't until Mick became a father that he began his career in children's books. Now father and daughter have come together for a unique and exciting picture book partnership. Chloe Inkpen grew up surrounded by picture books and has a natural gift for storytelling. A love of language and art saw her swap an English degree course at Nottingham University for a degree in Illustration at the Glasgow School of Art. In her final year Chloe was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloe's events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloe are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.

Kipper: Hide Me, Kipper

Kipper: Hide Me, Kipper

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2016

Cuddle up with Kipper! This playful and funny Kipper story is reissued for a new generation of children. A little squeaky mouse comes running across the page and hides himself inside the 'foldy bit' in the middle of the book. Will the cat find him? Not if Kipper can help it! 'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper' Daily Mail 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian

Kipper: Kipper's New Pet

Kipper: Kipper's New Pet

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Cuddle up with Kipper! A classic Kipper title, reissued for a new generation of children. Kipper's friend Pig only wants a pet for his birthday, so that is exactly what Kipper buys him: a little hamster called Roly. But Kipper starts to play with Roly before Pig's birthday party and before he knows it he has missed the party and completely fallen for little Roly and cannot bear to give him away. A charming story celebrating the joy of pets. 'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper' Daily Mail 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian

Kipper: Kipper's Monster

Kipper: Kipper's Monster

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2015

A classic Kipper picture book about being afraid of the dark. Kipper and his friend Tiger are going camping in the woods. Tiger has a brand-new torch and Kipper has a storybook. Hopefully there aren't any monsters around ... But the wood is full of dark shadows and strange noises. And, the darker it gets, the more scared they become! Can Kipper and Tiger learn to overcome their fears? Perfect for soothing fears and worries, this classic picture book shows that sometimes things aren't quite as scary as they first seem! Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years. The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot - Guardian You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper - Daily Mail

Penguin Small

Penguin Small

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Penguin Small is a classic story by Mick Inkpen with a surprise giant fold-out page. It tells the story of the last North Pole penguin, who as it turns out was also the smallest penguin! He wants to join his friends in the South Pole, but he's afraid of the water. If only penguins could fly... Penguin Small is a classic story with giant fold out pages, and as ever, vintage Inkpen illustrations for a fabulous story which explains why there are no penguins at the North Pole! 'A whale of a book.' - Independent. Mick Inkpen has won the British Book Award, the Children's Book Award and been shortlisted for both the Kate Greenway Medal and the Nestle Prize. He is consistently in the Top Ten most borrowed children's authors from public libraries.

Tickly Christmas Wibbly Pig

Tickly Christmas Wibbly Pig

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Award-winning author Mick Inkpen explores the excitement of Christmas ... A sure-fire Christmas classic reissued for a new generation of children. Aunt Larlie is coming to stay and she's brought her knitting needles! She has already given Wibbly a scarf and some gloves and now Wibbly is worried that there is another tickly Christmas present on the way... A perfect tale of a small child's anticipation of Christmas. Mick Inkpen has won the British Book Award, the Children's Book Award and been shortlisted for both the Kate Greenway Medal and the Nestle Prize and is consistently in the Top Ten most borrowed children's authors from public libraries.

Fred: I Will Love You Anyway

Fred: I Will Love You Anyway

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2015

I don't do 'sit!' I don't do 'stay!' But I will love you anyway. From the celebrated creators of Kipper, Wibbly Pig, and Zoe and Beans comes a picture book to treasure. Dog is very badly behaved - he destroys everything, chases cars and won't stop running away! But when he finds himself lost and alone there is one person he can count on. Praise for Mick Inkpen: 'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian Praise for Zoe and Beans: 'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' Carousel For activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.com Mick Inkpen has been a bestselling children's author for over 25 years. He is one of today's most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children's Book Award for Threadbear and the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullaballoo. Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film. It wasn't until Mick became a father that he began his career in children's books. Now father and daughter have come together for a unique and exciting picture book partnership. Chloe Inkpen grew up surrounded by picture books and has a natural gift for storytelling. A love of language and art saw her swap an English degree course at Nottingham University for a degree in Illustration at the Glasgow School of Art. In her final year Chloe was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloe's events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloe are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.

Kipper: Kipper's Snowy Day

Kipper: Kipper's Snowy Day

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Snuggle down and read this classic snowy Kipper title together. Kipper loves the snow and when he sees great white flakes tumbling down one morning, he can't wait to be out enjoying himself. Kipper's friend Tiger isn't nearly as good at snow games as Kipper is, because of his silly, woolly clothes - but they still manage to build a wonderful snowdog. A joyful book with a wintry theme, reissued for a new generation to enjoy. 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian 'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail

Kipper's Beach Ball

Kipper's Beach Ball

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Cuddle up with Kipper! A classic Kipper title, reissued for a new generation of children. Kipper opens his cornflakes and discovers treasure inside. A plastic wiggly thing, which turns out to be the biggest, most beautiful beach ball ever. He and Tiger have wonderful fun with their new toy, splashing by the sea in the sun, until they hear a small - pop! But there's always another box of cornflakes and more treasure to be found. A summer adventure about friendship and sharing- perfect for holidays. 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian 'You cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail

Kipper: Kipper's Little Friends

Kipper: Kipper's Little Friends

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

A classic Kipper picture book about baby animals, perfect for sharing together. Kipper and Arthur are talking about baby animals. A baby owl must be an owlet, so a baby frog is a froglet and a baby hedgehog can only be a hoglet... But what is a baby dog called? Do you know? Little ones will love joining in with this charming story about baby animals and growing up. Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years. The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot - Guardian You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper - Daily Mail

Kipper: One Year With Kipper

Kipper: One Year With Kipper

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

A classic Kipper picture book about the changing seasons and the months of the year. Kipper has a new camera. He puts it to good use, recording all his adventures with Tiger. Together they throw snowballs in February, catch tadpoles in April, pick blackberries in September and collect conkers in October. Until Christmas time... when Kipper makes a special memory book for Tiger with a photo for each month of the year! Little ones will love learning all about the changing seasons and the months of the year with this charming story. Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years. The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot - Guardian You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper - Daily Mail

Kipper's Christmas Eve Board Book

Kipper's Christmas Eve Board Book

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2014

A classic Kipper picture book, capturing all of the magic and anticipation of Christmas Eve. Which is best, Kipper wonders, Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Presents, or expecting presents? It's Christmas Eve, and Kipper and his friends are preparing for the big day. Decorating the tree, exchanging presents and sharing in all the excitement together! Full of festive cheer, this charming story is perfect for reading together at Christmas time. Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years. You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper - Daily Mail The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot - Guardian

Kipper

Kipper

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

The very first classic Kipper picture book, perfect for sharing together at cuddle time. Kipper's basket is old and worn, so he decides to look for a new place to sleep! Maybe he could build a nest like the squirrels, stand on one leg like the ducks ... Or sit on a lily-pad like the frogs? But, eventually, Kipper realises that there's nowhere quite like his cosy basket, surrounded by all his favourite toys. With a special gold cover, this charming story will make the perfect gift. Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years. You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper. - Daily Mail The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot. - Guardian

Kipper: Kipper's A to Z

Kipper: Kipper's A to Z

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

Learn the alphabet with Kipper in this fun-packed story book! Join Kipper and his friends as they go through the alphabet from A to Z, searching for different things for each letter. From Arnold the piggie, who has lost his ant, all the way to Zebra (who has been waiting and waiting for his turn to join in with the story!) This playful story is the perfect way to introduce the alphabet to very young children. Or to help older children become more confident using letters. Each letter is written in upper and lower case, and can be sounded out phonetically. Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years. A perfect introduction to the alphabet ... Rather than just listing words that match the letters, there's a real story here, with a strong cast of characters, an involving plot and plenty of jokes to keep everyone smiling - The Bookbag Kipper has touched a cord with children and parents alike - Practical Parenting

Wibbly Pig Picks a Pet

Wibbly Pig Picks a Pet

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

If you could have any pet at all, what would you choose? Wibbly Pig and Scruffy Pig are worried that Big Pig's sister's friend will choose a really boring rabbit at the pet shop. Surely an elephant, a bear or a dinosaur would be much more exciting? 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.' The Daily Telegraph

Rollo and Ruff and the Little Fluffy Bird

Rollo and Ruff and the Little Fluffy Bird

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2011

There are footprints all over the Cornershop yard. And something has been nibbling Rollo's little red ball. Could the stinky little creature fast asleep in the Little Fluffy Bird's nest have something to do with it? Sweeties from the Cornershop seal the friendship of three new characters from the creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig.

Wibbly Pig: What Shall We Call Wibbly's Puppy?

Wibbly Pig: What Shall We Call Wibbly's Puppy?

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

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.

Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig? Board Book

Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig? Board Book

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 04/08/2011

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.

Kipper's Birthday and Other Stories

Kipper's Birthday and Other Stories

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

Three classic Kipper stories in one collection! This charming story collection includes Kipper's Birthday, the story of how Kipper had a fantastic birthday, even though he got his days muddled up. Kipper's Beach Ball, where Kipper and Tiger find the most glorious inflatable ball. And Kipper and Roly, where Kipper makes a new friend in Roly the hamster. Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years. The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot' - Guardian You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper' - Daily Mail

Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig? Board Book

Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig? Board Book

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2010

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. Cuddle up and read this stunning new edition of a bedtime favourite. Children everywhere will identify with Wibbly as he puts off bedtime again and again!

Wibbly Pig Likes to Have Fun Board Book

Wibbly Pig Likes to Have Fun Board Book

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2010

Wibbly Pig builds towers and tents, opens presents, chooses his favorite foods and toys, and eats ice cream on the beach. This bestselling board book is perfect for toddlers everywhere. 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.

Wibbly Pig Makes Pictures Board Book

Wibbly Pig Makes Pictures Board Book

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Board book Release Date: 04/03/2010

Wibbly Pig discovers the magic of paint and draws all sorts of exciting pictures. What can you draw? This bestselling board book is perfect for toddlers everywhere. 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.

Wibbly Pig Likes Playing Board Book

Wibbly Pig Likes Playing Board Book

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Board book Release Date: 04/03/2010

Wibbly Pig loves to make games out of cushions and chairs! This bestselling board book is perfect for toddlers everywhere. 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.

Wibbly Pig Opens His Presents Board Book

Wibbly Pig Opens His Presents Board Book

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Board book Release Date: 04/03/2010

Wibbly Pig is very excited about all the presents he is about to open. What can they be? This bestselling board book is perfect for toddlers everywhere. 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.

Kipper: Kipper's Birthday

Kipper: Kipper's Birthday

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2008

The day before Kipper's birthday he prepares his party invitations and makes a cake. He invites everyone to his party tomorrow, but doesn't deliver the invitations until the next day. Hence all sorts of confusion. When exactly is my birthday, wonders Kipper. Is it today or was it yesterday? Maybe it's tomorrow. However, when his friends finally arrive, they bring the perfect present.

Lullabyhullaballoo

Lullabyhullaballoo

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2007

The sun is down, the moon is up, and it's past bedtime. But outside the castle there's an awful lot of noise! Will the princess ever get to sleep? With a fold out page on every spread!

Nothing

Nothing

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2006

A little creature lies in the attic, alone and forgotten. It cannot even remember his own name. One day, the attic door is flung open and so begins Nothing's search to discover who he really is. With a beautiful fold out page at the end.

Great Pet Sale

Great Pet Sale

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2006

Everything in the pet shop must go, even the rat with half his whiskers missing! 'I'm only 1p. Choose me, ' he calls. But first, the little boy must look through all the other animal bargains...

Blue Nose Island: Beachmoles and Bellvine

Blue Nose Island: Beachmoles and Bellvine

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/09/2004

Ploo decides to plant some bellvine outside his house and Dig goes to search for beachmoles on Blue Nose Beach. But nothing is as simple as it seems on the magical island where they all have blue noses!

Kipper: Basketful of Kipper 8 Stories

Kipper: Basketful of Kipper 8 Stories

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 13/11/2003

In her inimitable style, Dawn French reads: Kipper Kipper's Toybox Kipper's Birthday Kipper's Snowy Day Kipper & Roly Kipper's Monster Kipper's A to Z Kipper's Christmas Eve

Blue Nose Island: Ploo and The Terrible Gnobbler

Blue Nose Island: Ploo and The Terrible Gnobbler

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2003

Something has happened on Blue Nose Island which has never happened before! The sun hasn't come up and the moon has become stuck at the top of Blue Nose Volcano. Someone is going to have to do something... Will Ploo save the sun, or fall into Blue Nose Volcano where the terrible gnobbler lives?

Kipper: Kipper Story Collection

Kipper: Kipper Story Collection

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2000

In this delightful story collection, you will find the four classic Kipper picture books: Kipper, Kipper's Toybox, Kipper's Birthday and Kipper's Snowy Day. It is the perfect gift for old and new Kipper fans!

Little Kipper: Honk!

Little Kipper: Honk!

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/1998

Created by master storyteller, Mick Inkpen, there is a whole range of Kipper books to choose from: classic picture books, TV tie in picture books, novelty board books, sticker books, pop up books and much much more. Kipper is on CITV: the new animation series is due to broadcast in autumn 2000 with repeats of past series starting in the summer. Kipper's animation series has been awarded the BAFTA award for best children's animation. Kipper is everyone's favourite puppy! Meet the characters from the TV series. There is Pig's little cousin Arnold, then there is Gosling. Will anything stop Gosling from saying honk ?

Kipper: Kipper's Toybox

Kipper: Kipper's Toybox

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/1993

Someone or something has nibbled a hole in Kipper's toybox. When Kipper identifies the culprit he thinks his troubles are over - but in actual fact they are only just beginning! Kipper first appeared on four legs in the Mick Inkpen timeless picture book The Blue Balloon . This picture book, Kipper , first published in 1991 made him the star of the show and he's been going from strength to strength ever since. Kipper's world is a world where anything can happen and he has enormous child appeal. He is a classic picture character now, loved by children the world over in the same way that Thomas the Tank or Peter Rabbit are loved. Created by master storyteller, Mick Inkpen, there is a whole range of Kipper books to choose from: classic picture books, TV tie in picture books, novelty board books, sticker books, pop up books and much much more. Kipper is on CITV and the animation series has been awarded the BAFTA award for best children's animation.

Kipper

Kipper

Author: Mick Inkpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/1992

Kipper first appeared on four legs in the Mick Inkpen timeless picture book, The Blue Balloon . This picture book, Kipper , first published in 1991 made him the star of the show and he's been going from strength to strength ever since. Kipper's world is a world where anything can happen and he has enormous child appeal. He is a classic picture character now, loved by children the world over in the same way that Thomas the Tank or Peter Rabbit are loved. In this story, Kipper decides his basket is a mess: he throws out all his much-loved, dog-eared toys but then finds his basket very uncomfortable. He decides to find somewhere else to sleep: perhaps standing on one leg like a duck would be fun? Or even sitting on a lily pad like a frog. In the end, Kipper decides the best place to be is his lovely, cosy basket full of his favourite toys. There is a whole range of Kipper books to choose from: classic picture books, TV tie in picture books, novelty board books, sticker books, pop up books and much much more. Kipper is on CITV: the new animation series is due to broadcast in autumn 2000 with repeats of past series starting in the summer. Kipper's animation series has been awarded the BAFTA award for best children's animation. Kipper is everyone's favourite puppy!

The Nativity Play

The Nativity Play

Author: Mick Inkpen, Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/1989

A modern classic by the best-selling creators of Percy the Park Keeper and Kipper celebrating that great tradition: The Nativity Play. This book is a warm-hearted celebration of a childhood classic - The Nativity Play. A hilarious tribute to all those who perform miracles with wire coathangers and stripy towels! This reissue with a wonderfully festive cover will delight a new generation of children.

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