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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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Wibbly Pig at the Zoo

Mick Inkpen
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Wibbly Pig Picks a Pet

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Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear

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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

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Penguin Small

Mick Inkpen
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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.

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Kipper's Snowy Day

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen

Snuggle down and read this classic snowy Kipper title together.Kipper loves the snow and when he sees great white flakes tumbling down one morning, he can't wait to be out enjoying himself. Kipper's friend Tiger isn't nearly as good at snow games as Kipper is, because of his silly, woolly clothes - but they still manage to build a wonderful snowdog.A joyful book with a wintry theme, reissued for a new generation to enjoy.'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 Beach Ball

Mick Inkpen
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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 Little Friends

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Kipper's Christmas Eve

Mick Inkpen
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Which is best, Kipper wonders, Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Presents? Or expecting presents? Kipper's friends are all getting ready for Christmas too and Kipper manages to give little Arnold his best Christmas Eve ever. This festive new paperback edition of a Kipper Christmas classic will captivate a new generation of children. Mick Inkpen's Kipper has been a star of picture books and animation for 25 years. Mick Inkpen is the libraries' ninth most borrowed author, as well as winning numerous awards.'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian

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Wibbly Pig and the Tooky

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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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Kipper

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Mick Inkpen

It's Kipper's 25th anniversary so join in with the celebrations with this wonderful reissue of a classic story with a stunning gold cover. Mick Inkpen is the libraries' ninth most borrowed author.Kipper's basket is old and worn. His blanket is smelly and disgusting. But can Kipper find a better place to sleep? He tries a flowerpot like a bird, a nest like a squirrel and a lily-pad like a frog, but nothing seems quite as good as his old, worn basket and his lovely smelly blanket.'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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Jasper's Beanstalk

Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen
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The Mick Inkpen Treasury

Mick Inkpen
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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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Tickly Christmas Wibbly Pig

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen

Big Aunt Larlie is coming to stay and she's brought her knitting needles and lots of balls of wool. She has already given Wibbly a scarf and some gloves and now Wibbly is worried that there is another tickly Christmas present on the way... A perfect tale of a small child's anticipation of Christmas.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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Just Like Jasper

Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen
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Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen

A 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.

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Billy's Beetle

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Threadbear

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Nothing

Mick Inkpen
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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.

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Bear

Mick Inkpen
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The Blue Balloon

Mick Inkpen
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Kipper Activity Book 1

Mick Inkpen
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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.