Mick Inkpen - Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear - Hachette Children's Group

Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear

By Mick Inkpen

  • Paperback
  • £6.99

A award-winning story reissued to celebrate Wibbly Pig's 21st birthday.

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


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: 9781444931259
  • Publication date: 13 Jul 2017
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
The latest Wibbly Pig story maintains the subtle simplicity of what has become a favourite character series, this time offering a touchingly heartfelt message: that being kind and fun is just as valid as being clever and co-ordinated — Carousel
Cleverly told ... an encouraging tale for young children — Waterstone's Books Quarterly
Another captivating story — The Sunday Express
Heart-warming story with beautiful and very clear illustrations — Bournemouth Daily Echo
A gentle book about loving friends for who they are — Junior
Perfect for bedtime reading — Essex Life & Countryside
A simple story about love and friendship, happiness and loss: perfect for tiny children — The Mail on Sunday
A simple story about love and friendship, happiness and loss: perfect for tiny children — The Mail on Sunday
The latest Wibbly Pig story maintains the subtle simplicity of what has become a favourite character series, this time offering a touchingly heartfelt message: that being kind and fun is just as valid as being clever and co-ordinated.... expressive illustrations... The humorous text has a pleasing rhythm to it, with emphasised words on each page that children will delight in shouting out, as this is one story they will surely be learning off by heart. — Carousel
... it is, of course, what's inside that matters. — The Children's Bookseller
Wibbly Pig is another triumph for Mick Inkpen. — The Mail on Sunday
...captivating... — The Sunday Express
A gentle book about loving friends for who they are. — Junior
Heat-warming story with beautiful and very clear illustrations. — Bournemouth Daily Echo

Praise for previous Wibbly Pig books


- This is one of those perfect picture books that are useful, as well as thoroughly entertaining. Inkpen's style is simple but warm and effective. - INK 04/05/2004
- An irresistible character. Wibbly Pig does things every toddler can relate to. - The Daily Telegraph
- The overwhelmingly cheerful Wibbly Pig has a devoted following among pre-schoolers who'll revel in his constant side-stepping of the ultimate moment of bedtime which he fights off with a series of happy and familiar rituals. - Guardian Unlimited Books Review 26/02/2005
- this book is the perfect bedtime companion for young children - who minds magazine of the national childminding as 04/07/2004

— miscellaneous

On Tickly Christmas Wibbly Pig

Wibbly Pig is everyone's favourite. Presented with timeless elegance and style... - Carousel
One to like very much. - Nicolette Jones

— Miscellaneous
Hodder Children's Books

Mrs Blackhat and the ZoomBroom

Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
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Mrs Blackhat

Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen

An exciting new story from the bestselling team behind Kipper and I Will Love You Anyway.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 PostMick 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. Chloë 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 Chloë was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloë's events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloë are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.

Hodder Children's Books

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.comMick 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. Chloë 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 Chloë was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloë's events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloë are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.

Hodder Children's Books

Hole in the Zoo

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Authors:
Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
Hodder Children's Books

Fred

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

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.' 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.comMick 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. Chloë 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 Chloë was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloë's events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloë are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.

Hodder Children's Books

Kipper: Hide Me, Kipper

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Authors:
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Kipper's Visitor

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Kipper has a visitor - a slightly dirty gosling in need of a bath. But the gosling doesn't say very much. 'Honk!' is about all he can manage!Created for World Book Day 2016 and starring the much-loved Kipper, this charming story follows Kipper and an adorable gosling through a bubbly bathtime.'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

Hodder Children's Books

Kipper: Kipper's New Pet

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Kipper: Kipper's Monster

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Tickly Christmas Wibbly Pig

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Penguin Small

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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.

Hodder Children's Books

Kipper: Kipper's Snowy Day

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Kipper's Beach Ball

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Kipper: Kipper's Toybox

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A classic Kipper picture book, perfect for sharing together.Kipper has one, two, three, four, five, six favourite toys. But he's worried. Someone or something has been nibbling a hole in his toybox. What can it be? And are his toys safe? If you look very closely at the pictures you might just spot the answer... it's a little mouse! 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

Hodder Children's Books

Kipper: One Year With Kipper

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Authors:
Mick Inkpen

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

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Kipper's Little Friends

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Mick Inkpen's Kipper has been a star of picture books and animation for 25 years. This new story will captivate a new generation of children. Mick Inkpen is the libraries' ninth most borrowed author.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?A charming tale about animals - and growing up.'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian

Hodder Children's Books

Kipper: Kipper's Christmas Eve

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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

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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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Lullabyhullaballoo

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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!

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The Blue Balloon

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