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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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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.

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Fred

Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
Contributors:
Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
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Kipper's New Pet

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
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Kipper's Beach Ball

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
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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Kipper's Christmas Eve

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen
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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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Baggy Brown and the Royal Baby

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

From the creator of Wibbly Pig and Kipper, this new edition of Baggy Brown celebrates friendship, priceless teddy bears and royal babies.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 the Royal Baby, 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.'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

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Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

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 picture book that shows it is what's inside that matters.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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Wibbly Pig Likes Bananas

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen
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Wibbly Pig Makes Pictures

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Wibbly Pig discovers the magic of paint and draws all sorts of exciting pictures. What can you draw?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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Everyone Hide From Wibbly Pig

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Play hide-and-seek with Wibbly Pig and his seven friends through the pages of this lift-the-flap book - with a double flap surprise at the end. Can you find Tiny Pig?This delightful book will delight Mick Inkpen fans everywhere. A perfect lift-the-flap book for playtime and bedtime.'An irresistible character. Wibbly Pig does things every toddler can relate to.' The Daily Telegraph

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Baggy Brown

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

From the creator of Wibbly Pig and Kipper, this classic story celebrates friendship and teddy bears.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 the Royal Baby, 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.'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

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Kipper's Monster

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Where's the best place to try out the most powerful torch there is? Kipper and Tiger decide that it must be in the middle of the woods at the bottom of Big Hill. But just what is that big animal with horns that they can see on the other side of the tent? Perhaps it would be safer to camp in Kipper's room?

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Lullabyhullaballoo

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
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School Trip

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

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Ploo and Hatz are riding their bikes on the sandy beach. But it is hard work and not as much fun as it should be, especially with Dig chasing in and out the peddles. When a bokonut falls from the tree, Hatz is struck with an idea. An idea involving bikes and bokonuts and soon he has made a new invention - a bokobike, perfect for sandy beaches.

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Kipper Activity Book 1

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.

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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.

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Little Kipper Thing!

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen
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One Bear At Bedtime

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

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.