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About Mick Inkpen

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Mick Inkpen is one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. The Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have millions of readers worldwide. He has won the British Book Award twice for Lullabyhullaballoo and Penguin Small and the Children's Book Award for Threadbear. He has also been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Award three times, winning Bronze for Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear. In addition to this, Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998.

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Kipper's Snowy Day

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen

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

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Mrs Blackhat

Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen

An exciting new story from the bestselling team behind Kipper, I Will Love You Anyway and Fred.Over the gateat number 8,round the back,through the flapand onto the lapof 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

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I Will Love You Anyway

Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
Contributors:
Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen

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.' GuardianPraise for Zoe and Beans:'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' CarouselFor activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.com

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Penguin Small

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen

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.

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Tickly Christmas Wibbly Pig

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen

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.

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Kipper's Beach Ball

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen

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

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One Year With Kipper

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen

A beautiful reissue of a picture book classic to celebrate 25 years of Kipper!Kipper has made a new year resolution not to throw snowballs at Tiger. He manages to keep to this for a whole month, but in February it snows! Kipper and Tiger have fun every month as the photos that Kipper takes show. And at the end of the year, Kipper finds out that Tiger hasn't forgotten the snowball in February!Mick Inkpen is the libraries' ninth most borrowed author. 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian'Kipper has touched a chord with children and parents alike.' Practical Parenting

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Kipper's Little Friends

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen
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Wibbly Pig and the Tooky

Mick Inkpen
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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

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Kipper

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
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Jasper's Beanstalk

Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen
Contributors:
Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen

From the award-winning creators of Percy the Park Keeper and Kipper comes a new edition of a picture book classic - perfect for children finding out about nature and how things grow. Mick Inkpen is the libraries' ninth most borrowed author.Jasper plants a bean. He waits for it to grow into a beanstalk all week. How long will he have to wait before he can start looking for giants?'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' The Guardian'Nick Butterworth is one of the best picture book writers alive.' The Independent

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The Mick Inkpen Treasury

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen

Containing seven Mick Inkpen stories, this classic collection is a perfect present.From The Blue Balloon, where Kipper first appears to Billy's Beetle and Threadbear, this book is a celebration of some of Mick Inkpen's charming tales. With a special Kipper bookmark, padded cover, gatefolds, flaps and a simple pop-up, it is sure to delight all readers.'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' The GuardianContents:KipperBilly's BeetleThe Blue BalloonThreadbearLullabyhullaballoo!BearNothing

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Just Like Jasper

Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen
Contributors:
Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen
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Billy's Beetle

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen

Billy has lost his little beetle and enlists a whole motley crew of people and animals to help him find it. The fun is made even greater by pull out pages and children will enjoy spotting the wayward beetle on every page.

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Threadbear

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen

There is one thing that has always been wrong with Threadbear. In his tummy is a squeaker that has never squeaked . . . Can Father Christmas make his wish come true and give him a squeaky tummy or will it be something much more simple that grants him his wish? With fantastic fold-out pages.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.

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The Blue Balloon

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

A celebrated classic which continues to delight millions of children. Kipper has found a soggy blue balloon in the garden. At first, it seems like an ordinary balloon, but it's not. It's full of fun and magic. This is a book to be treasured, loved, read time and time again, with fantastic fold out pages.

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Great Pet Sale

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen

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...

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Nothing

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
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Kipper Activity Book 1

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Mick Inkpen

Mick Inkpen is one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world and is consistently in the top ten most borrowed authors in UK libraries. The Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have millions of readers worldwide. He has won the British Book Award twice for Lullabyhullaballoo and Penguin Small and the Children's Book Award for Threadbear. He has also been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Award three times, winning Bronze for Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear. In addition to this, Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film.