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About Mick Inkpen

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.
my entire career has been a balance between the excitement of the completely blank page, which is what I enjoy most, and producing books around a character that I can build up over a number of years. And Kipper was the response to that

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Interviewed by Graham Marks

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Kipper Page

Kipper is loved by millions of children the world over. Optimistic and curious, mischievous and funny -- Kipper captivates children with his unforgettable charm. This BAFTA award-winning name is a firm favourite with parents too. Find his books and some Kipper-themed activities here.
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Wibbly Pig Page

The instantly recognisable Wibbly Pig is a star -- not only is he beloved by children and adults alike, now he is starring in his very own animation on CBeebies! Find his books along with some fantastic Wibbly activities here!
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Mick Inkpen

Mick Inkpen is an author and illustrator of children's books best known for his creations Kipper the Dog and Wibbly Pig. Inkpen was born in Romford, Essex, England in 1952, and educated at Royal Liberty School in Gidea Park. He is a friend of Nick Butterworth, who also grew up in Romford, and they collaborated on the 1990 "Wonderful Earth". Mick has won numerous awards worldwide including The British Book Award for Lullabyhullabaloo and Penguin Small, 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? He received the Children's Book Award for the 1991 work Threadbear . 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.
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The Mick Inkpen Collection

By Mick Inkpen
A wonderful new gift collection containing seven of Mick Inkpen's best-loved stories.This collection contain seven of Mick Inkpen's classic children's stories - from The Blue Balloon, where Kipper first appears to Billy's Beetle and Penguin Small. With a special Kipper bookmark, gatefolds, flaps and a simple pop up this is a perfect present.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 is the winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullaballoo, and the Children`s Book Award for Threadbear. He`s also been shortlisted for the Smarties Award three times. In addition to this, Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children`s film in 1998. \n \nwww.hodderchildrens.co.uk/kipperMick Inkpen's name will ensure that this treasury stands our from the crowd and is a bestseller.Mick Inkpen is a multi million selling author whose name is known around the world.The Mick Inkpen Collection contains a selection of his best-loved picture books - with fold out pages, a Kipper bookmark and a pop up. Superb production values make this a perfect gift.
September 2012

An interview with Mick Inkpen

Mick Inkpen, the award-winning author/illustrator - known to his millions of readers world-wide as the creator of Kipper, Lullabyhullaballoo, The Blue Balloon, Penguin Small and of course Wibbly Pig – has two brand new Wibbly Pig books publishing in September: Wibbly Pig has 10 Balloons and Oh no Wibbly Pig, not a rabbit!. Here he talks to Graham Marks about this, that and quite a lot more...
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Baggy Brown

By Mick Inkpen
'Echoing the theme of the children's classic The Velveteen Rabbit, Baggy Brown reminds children that the best-loved toys are usually the oldest and shabbiest, and that being scruffy and worn is a sign of having been loved.' The Observer

Another classic picture book from the best-selling creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Baggy Brown was born at Better Bears Limited. Only he wasn't born as Baggy Brown, but Number One. And as a special limited edition bear, he was due to be presented to Princess Sophie, daughter of King and Queen of Thingland. But this isn't quite what happened. This is the story of how Alfie found and named Baggy Brown and the beginnings of a very special friendship.

An endearing tale with the usual Mick Inkpen appeal.Echoing the theme of the children's classic The Velveteen Rabbit, Baggy Brown reminds children that the best-loved toys are usually the oldest and shabbiest, and that being scruffy and worn is a sign of having been loved. It's a simple, heartwarming story about an old bear and a little princess who becomes friends with the son of a factory worker and my son has asked for it every night since I brought it home (and twice fallen asleep clutching it).Utterly charming! As is Mick Inkpens BAGGY BROWN (Hodder, 10.99), the story of a teddy that goes astray and is found by a boy with a destiny!charming new picture bookA warm-hearted fairy tale with, of course, a happy-ever-after ending.Well illustrated with touching polot....still retains that Inkpen magic, especially the front cover, which makes you want to hold onto and hug the book forever.Loveable modern fairy tale with soft, endearing illustrationsThere are warmth and wit in huge dollops in this story to enhance and feed the imaginations of many an Inkpen /Kipper fan.affectionate storySmiles all round at the end and indeed well before in this consistently good-humoured ale, colourfully illustrated by a master of his craft.Mick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. The Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have sold millions worldwide. He is the winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children`s Book Award for Threadbear. Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children`s film in 1998.Mick Inkpen is winner of the British Book Award for Best Illustrated Book for 'Lullabyhullaballoo!' and the Children's Book Award for 'Threadbear'. 'Nothing' was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear won the Bronze Smarties Award 2006.Another classic picture book from best-selling author Mick Inkpen
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Blue Nose Island: Beachmoles and Bellvine

By Mick Inkpen
On one of those days when the sky is half full of big fluffy clouds, look to the left of the sun and there, if you are lucky, you will see a place called Blue Nose Island - where all the creatures have blue noses.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!...charmingly offbeat....'Fantastic drawings from the superlative Inkpen.

KIPPER'S BALLOON:

This is both dreamlike and sweetly funny (as always)

...delightful for a summery read...The combination of the friendly little characters and the bellvine leaves make for attractive illustrations and the whole thing is delightful for a summery read to a four/five year old.Mick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. The Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have sold millions worldwide. He is the winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children's Book Award for Threadbear. Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998.Mick Inkpen is a multi-million selling author whose name is known around the worldAn outstanding new title from one of the world's most popular authors - destined to become an all-time bestselling classic
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Kipper

Kipper the Dog is a character in a series of books for preschool age children by a British writer, Mick Inkpen. The books consist of 34 titles (as of July 2005), which have sold over 8 million copies and have been translated into over 20 languages. The books have also won many awards. Kipper is also the name of a British animated television series based on the same characters. In some cases, the episodes are specifically based on particular stories by Mick Inkpen. The videos have won awards including a BAFTA award for best children's animation. The show was broadcast from 1998 to 2002 on CITV and Nick Jr.. It currently airs on PBS Kids Sprout. It took a break for a while from CITV until it was repeat on Christmas Eve 2003 showing the 'Christmas Eve' episode and repeated for most of 2004. Kipper hasn't been on CITV since then. The show was released on VHS and DVD by HIT Entertainment, but the episodes were not in order. On August 25, 2012, Kipper the Dog aired on CCTV-14. This is not a Chinese version, this is a British version.
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Billy's Beetle

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The loss of Billy's beetle leads a mixed bunch of people and animals to search for this tiny creature. A classic picture book from master storyteller Mick Inkpen, creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig.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.Truly childlike and unusually entertaining.Evocative language will have readers eager to help the story with their own sounds.In this buoyant tale of a hunt for a lost beetle, Inkpen once again displays his abundant creativity.The cumulative nature of this text, with its natural repetition, makes this an ideal book for apprentice readers, as well as for sharing.... lively pictures with a funny, repetitive text to create a wonderfully wacky story.This is a tremendous book for encouraging children to join in and get involved, as they all want to call out to show you where the beetle is.this wonderful tale of lost and found exudes a slapstick sense of commedy and is perfectly pitched for a toddler's emerging sense of fun.Mick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. The Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have sold millions worldwide. He is the winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children's Book Award for Threadbear. Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998.Billy's Beetle has sold an amazing 160,000 copies since its publication in the UK alone and this stunning new edition reflects its status as a classic of children's literature.Mick Inkpen's books have sold millions worldwide and he is a household name.Reissued here with fantastic new jacket straight into paperback.Mick Inkpen has won the Smarties Bronze Award for Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear, the Children's Book Award for Threadbear, the British Book Award for Best Illustrated Book for 'Lullabyhullaballoo!' and 'Nothing' was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.Mick Inkpen's Kipper is known by children the world over and has won a BAFTA award.
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The Blue Balloon

By Mick Inkpen
The Blue Balloon is the bestselling picture book which first introduced Kipper, created by the master storyteller, Mick Inkpen.Ten years after it was first published, THE BLUE BALLOON is now 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.Beautifully illustrated and full of the kinds of visual surprises kids love.Inkpen's pale watercolours against a white background give a cool, calm feel, while the use of pull-out pages and sequences of pictures give an animated feel. Beginner readers will be able to tackle the simple text, but it's a great story to share with all ages.Mick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. The Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have sold millions worldwide. He is the winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children`s Book Award for Threadbear. Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children`s film in 1998.The Blue Balloon has previous sold over 1/4 million copies in the UK alone. Reissued here with a fantastic new jacket, straight into paperback.Mick Inkpen is a master storyteller and this book is an absolute picture book classic. A must for every child's bookshelf.With gatefolds and flaps, this picture book is an extra-special gift.The Blue Balloon is the first story in which Kipper, the BAFTA award-winning character, appears.
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Blue Balloon Activity Sheet

Mick Inkpen, the bestselling creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig, brings us another delightful story with the classic The Blue Balloon. Download an activity sheet here.
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Great Pet Sale

By Mick Inkpen
A classic picture book by the indomitable Mick Inkpen, creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig. In The Great Pet Sale, everything is a bargain... even a little rat with half his whiskers missing.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 though all the other animal bargains...Mick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. The Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have sold millions worldwide. He is the winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children`s Book Award for Threadbear. Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children`s film in 1998.Mick Inkpen is one of the greatest children's authors, whose books sell millions the world over.A great introduction to animals, exotic and otherwise!A good introduction to basic maths and the concept of addition, at Key Stage One.The Great Pet Sale has sold over 100, 000 copies in the UK since it was first published.
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Lullabyhullaballoo

By Mick Inkpen
Winner of the British Book Award when it was first published in 1993, this is classic Inkpen storytelling from the creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig!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!Beautiful animated illustrations.adorable and humorous... a great text for kidsMick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. The Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have sold millions worldwide. He is the winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullaballoo, and the Children`s Book Award for Threadbear. Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children`s film in 1998.Mick Inkpen is an award-winning and best-selling children's author / illustrator.A fabulous story with fantastic fold out pages - and refrains for children to join in with.A perfect fairy tale setting and a twist at the end which will delight all readers.Lullabyhullaballoo won the Best Illustrated Children's Book Award and sales of this classic title have now reached 150,000 in the UK alone. A must have title for ever child's bookshelf.Reissued here with fantastic new jacket straight into paperback.Mick Inkpen has won the Bronze Smarties award with Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear, the Children's Book Award for Threadbear and 'Nothing' has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.Mick Inkpen's Kipper is known by children the world over and has won a BAFTA award.
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Nothing

By Mick Inkpen
A classic picture book from the best-selling author Mick Inkpen, about a little creature who has forgotten who he is and begins a search for his name and a place to belong.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.Mick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. The Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have sold millions worldwide. He is the winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children`s Book Award for Threadbear. Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children`s film in 1998.Mick Inkpen is a multimillion selling author.This fabulous picture book is reissued with a new jacket for a whole new generation of children.A perfect picture book about belonging and the search for a true identity.Nothing has sold over 170,000 copies in the UK alone since it was first published.
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Wibbly Pig

Wibbly Pig is the title character of a series of picture books for babies and very young children, written and illustrated by English author and illustrator Mick Inkpen. The series includes titles such as Wibbly Pig Likes Bananas (ISBN 0-340-75740-X) and Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig?. Like Inkpen's Kipper the Dog for slightly older readers, Wibbly Pig has been published internationally and has sold millions of copies worldwide. The series are generally published as "board books", books with thick cardboard pages which are easier for very young children to turn and also more durable and easier to clean than normal books. Some of the Wibbly Pig books also have activity features such as flaps which can be lifted to reveal additional art. Wibbly Pig is a favourite of pre-school children and an ideal introduction to simple ideas though intelligent yet basic text and questions. Wibbly Pig is often accompanied by his favourite toys Pigley, Flop and Dimple.[citation needed] Besides the books, Wibbly Pig has been made into other merchandise as well, such as stuffed toys. A boxed-set version of Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig? (ISBN 0-340-89306-0) exists which includes a small beanie-style Wibbly. Wibbly Pig is very similar to Arnold, the young pig friend of Inkpen's Kipper the Dog. It is possible that they represent the same character. Like Kipper, Wibbly Pig also exists in the form of a life-sized costumed character who can greet and interact with children at special events such as library story hours.
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One Bear At Bedtime

By Mick Inkpen
One bear at bedtime is all this little boy needs... but what about the whole host of other animals who decide to join him! A perfect counting book.

One little boy thinks he just needs his teddy for bedtime but he is very wrong. A humorous counting book featuring kangaroos bouncing on the bed, giraffes in the bath and a monster with ten heads who takes forever to say goodnight.

Mick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. The Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have sold millions worldwide. He is the winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children's Book Award for Threadbear. Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998.This stunning new edition reflects its status as a true classic in children's literature.One Bear at Bedtime has sold nearly 80,000 copies since its publication.Heartwarming, vintage Inkpen illustrations.
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Penguin Small

By Mick Inkpen
There are no penguins at the North Pole, but there used to be... Here is the story of the last North Pole penguin, told by the master-storyteller Mick Inkpen, creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig.'A whale of a book' The Independent. Penguin Small is a classic story with giant fold out pages. It tells the story of the last North Pole penguin, who as it turns out was also the smallest penguin!

A tale of a penguin who escapes the wrath of angry polar bears with the help of snowman who never melts and a wise and wondrous creature called a Neverwasanocerous.

In Five of the best animal books, selected by Cressida Cowell

Mick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. The Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have sold millions worldwide. He is the winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children`s Book Award for Threadbear. Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children`s film in 1998.A classic Inkpen story with a fabulous new cover.Sold over 130k in the UK on first publication.Giant fold out pages, full of suprises!Written and illustrated by the creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig.Warner Bros are releasing Happy Feet - a CGI tap dancing penguin film - on 17 Nov 2006. It is going to be BIG. Also being released in June 2007, Surf's Up by Sony Pictures (CGI surfing penguin.
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Rollo and Ruff and the Little Fluffy Bird

By Mick Inkpen
A new title with new characters full of charm and humour from the creator of Wibbly Pig and Kipper.

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?

A story of friendship between very different animals, made even stronger with a trail of sweeties from the Cornershop...

The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot....ideal bedtime entertainment...Plenty of humour.A lovely way to show small children the joy you can find in words and the sounds they make.Rollo and Ruff is a beautiful book in every sense... These characters deserve to become favourites.A new friendship is soon forged in this charming book.Full of warmth and charm.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. For more information see www.hodderchildrens.co.uk/kipperMick Inkpen is an award-winning, best-selling author.Mick Inkpen is the creator of the enduring characters Kipper and Wibbly Pig.Original, innovative and accessible. Perfect storytelling.Mick Inkpen has the ability to see the world through the eyes of a very young child, where small things are given the importance they deserve, without self consciousness.Mick Inkpen has sold millions of books around the world.
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Threadbear: Threadbear

By Mick Inkpen
Threadbear has a squeaker in his tummy. But it's never squeaked. A classic picture book from master-storyteller Mick Inkpen, the creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig.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.Brilliant.Mick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. The Kipper, Threadbear and Penguin Small stories have sold millions worldwide. He is a winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullaballoo, and the Children's Book Award for Threadbear. Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998.Mick Inkpen's books have sold millions worldwide and he is a household name.Threadbear won the Children's Book Award in 1990 and sales of this classic title have now reached 170,000 in the UK alone. A must have title for ever child's bookshelf.Reissued here with fantastic new jacket straight into paperback.Mick Inkpen has also won the British Book Award for Best Illustrated Book for 'Lullabyhullaballoo!', the Bronze Smarties Award for Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear and 'Nothing' has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.Mick Inkpen's Kipper is known by children the world over and has won a BAFTA award.
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We are wearing out the naughty step

By Mick Inkpen
A unique picture book tapping into a very contemporary concern from the master storyteller, Mick Inkpen, creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig

We are wearing out the Naughty Step - I lost the school hamster, and Josh fed the elephant the wrong way and we made the dog into a panda... Mummy is not happy... but the day she makes Kevin a chocolate birthday cake is the day that ALL of us, including Mummy, end up on the Naughty Step!

Funny, tender and beautifully illustrated story.... harrassed adults and children alike will enjoy sharing this warm family story.A warmly told story of family like that will strike a chord with many....delightfully canny and entertaining...This book was a real hit in my house and got a resounding 10 out of 10...essential reading for adults who view the naughty step as anything other than a complete waste of time!Warm, reassuring family drama from the creator of Kipper.As witty, funny and child orientated as the title implies.Mick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. The Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have sold millions worldwide. He is the winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children`s Book Award for Threadbear. Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children`s film in 1998.Now in paperback: a brand-new picture book from the creator of best-selling characters Kipper and Wibbly Pig. 'We are wearing out the naughty' step is funny, moving and relevant to a contemporary audience.Mick Inkpen is a critically acclaimed and bestselling author, whose name is known around the world. Turn a page in any of his books to see a genius at work!Mick Inkpen is winner of the British Book Award for Best Illustrated Book for 'Lullabyhullaballoo!' and the Children's Book Award for 'Threadbear'. 'Nothing' was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear won the Bronze Smarties Award 2006.
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Just Like Jasper

By Mick Inkpen, Nick Butterworth
Another best-selling title from the award-winning creators of Percy the Park Kipper and KipperA bright, colourful picture book for very young children in which the reader helps Jasper choose how to spend his birthday money. Jasper plays with just about everything in the toyshop. But what will he eventually buy? Simple text with appealing illustrations.Wondefully simple . . . delightfully drawn.One of the most effective plot-lines of the year.On Jasper's Beanstalk: Stunningly simple... this book will encourage first steps in reading alone.

Mick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world whose stories have sold millions worldwide. His most popular characters are Kipper and Wibbly Pig. He is a winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children's Book Award for Threadbear. Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998.

Nick Butterworth After leaving school he went to work as a typographic designer and fromed a partnership with Mick Inkpen. As well as writing and illustrating he enjoys a freelance career in design and illustrations.

Written and illustrated by the award-winning creators of Percy the Park Keeper and Kipper, two of the best-loved pre-school characters around.Simple text explores the concept of choicesUseful in attaining Key Stage One literacy goalsReissued here in larger picture book format, this classic title has sold over 72k in the UK alone
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School Trip

By Mick Inkpen, Nick Butterworth
A best-selling picture book by the creators of Percy the Park Keeper and Kipper, based on a school trip!It's the school trip today. There'll be dinosaur bones, giant blue whales, buttons to press, lunches to swap, money to spend and lots of fun to be had. The coach is ready and waiting, but where is Matthew Tibbs?

Mick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world whose stories have sold millions worldwide. His most popular characters are Kipper and Wibbly Pig. He is a winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children's Book Award for Threadbear. Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998.

Nick Butterworth After leaving school he went to work as a typographic designer and formed a partnership with Mick Inkpen. As well as writing and illustrating he enjoys a freelance career in design and illustrations. He has over forty children's books to his name and is perhaps best known for Percy the Park Keeper. Albert Le Blanc, another recent picture book, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Classic picture book whose sales have exceeded 50,000 in home market alone.Reissued with stunning new colourful jacket.Best-selling author/illustrator team, known respectively for Percy the Park Keeper and Kipper and Wibbly Pig.
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Nativity Play

By Mick Inkpen, Nick Butterworth
A modern classic by the best-selling creators of Percy the Park Keeper and Kipper celebrating that great tradition: The Nativity Play.The Nativity Play is a celebration of the event and a tribute to all those who perform miracles with wire coathangers and stripy towels!

Mick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world whose stories have sold millions worldwide. His most popular characters are Kipper and Wibbly Pig. He is a winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children's Book Award for Threadbear. Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998.

Nick Butterworth After leaving school he went to work as a typographic designer and formed a partnership with Mick Inkpen. As well as writing and illustrating he enjoys a freelance career in design and illustrations. He has over forty children's books to his name and is perhaps best known for Percy the Park Keeper. Albert Le Blanc, another recent picture book, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Classic picture book whose sales have exceeded 40,000 in home market alone.Reissued with stunning new jacket with an extra Christmassy feel.Best-selling author/illustrator team, known respectively for Percy the Park Keeper and Kipper and Wibbly Pig.
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Sports Day

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A celebration of the School Sports Day by the best-selling creators of Percy the Park Keeper and Kipper!

It's Sports Day! There's games and hoops and bean bags, eggs and spoons - lots of fun to have - excitement, cheers and occasional tears. It's going to be a day to remember!

Mick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world whose stories have sold millions worldwide. His most popular characters are Kipper and Wibbly Pig. He is a winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children's Book Award for Threadbear. Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998.

Nick Butterworth After leaving school he went to work as a typographic designer and formed a partnership with Mick Inkpen. As well as writing and illustrating he enjoys a freelance career in design and illustrations. He has over forty children's books to his name and is perhaps best known for Percy the Park Keeper. Albert Le Blanc, another recent picture book, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Classic picture book whose sales have exceeded 40,000 in home market alone.Reissued with stunning new colourful jacket.Best-selling author/illustrator team, known respectively for Percy the Park Keeper and Kipper and Wibbly Pig.