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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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Kipper: Kipper's Little Friends

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

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

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Kipper: One Year With Kipper

Mick Inkpen
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: Kipper's Christmas Eve

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

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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Wibbly Pig: Wibbly Pig and the Tooky

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
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: Kipper's A to Z

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

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

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Sports Day

Mick Inkpen, Nick Butterworth
Authors:
Mick Inkpen, Nick Butterworth
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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
Authors:
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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Wibbly Pig Picks a Pet

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

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

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Wibbly Pig Opens His Presents Board Book

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

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.

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Baggy Brown

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
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Kipper's Birthday Big Book

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

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.

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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
Authors:
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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Lullabyhullaballoo

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
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Threadbear

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
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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Great Pet Sale

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
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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Bear

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Have you ever had a bear fall out of the sky and into your world? Find out what chaos and happiness just such an event can bring to a family in this fun and frolicsome story.A classic picture book from the creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig.

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Kipper: Kipper's 1st Activity Book

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
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Kipper: Kipper Activity Book 2

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Kipper is a favourite amongst children and adults alike. These first activity books help encourage manual dexterity, numeracy and literacy. Full of colour and lots of fun, these are a must for all young Kipper fans.