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We are wearing out the naughty step

By Mick Inkpen

  • Paperback
  • £6.99

A very funny picture book on a familiar parenting theme from the master storyteller, Mick Inkpen, creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig.

The naughty step is being used a lot this week. First, I lost the school hamster, then Josh fed the elephant the wrong way and we then 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!

An hilarious story that reflects family life at its most chaotic - and realistic! It will strike a chord with any parent.

Mick Inkpen is the libraries' ninth most borrowed author and is the creator of the much-loved Kipper and Wibbly Pig.

'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian

Biographical Notes

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.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780340959985
  • Publication date: 18 Jun 2009
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
A warmly told story of family life that will strike a chord with many — Junior
A real hit ... a resounding 10 out of 10 — Irish Times
Funny, tender and beautifully illustrated — Bournemouth Daily Echo
As witty, funny and child-orientated as the title implies, Mick Inkpen relishes taking childhood commonplace matters to lovely extremes — School Librarian
A funny and true-to-life story — Waterstones Books Quarterly
Funny, tender and beautifully illustrated story. — Bournemouth Echo
... harrassed adults and children alike will enjoy sharing this warm family story. — Uknown
A warmly told story of family like that will strike a chord with many. — Junior
...delightfully canny and entertaining... — Review (supp to the Observer)
This book was a real hit in my house and got a resounding 10 out of 10 — Irish Times
...essential reading for adults who view the naughty step as anything other than a complete waste of time! — Nursery World
Warm, reassuring family drama from the creator of Kipper. — The Bookseller
As witty, funny and child orientated as the title implies. — School Librarian
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