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Author Biography

About Mick Inkpen

Mick Inkpen is one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. The Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have millions of readers worldwide. He has won the British Book Award twice for Lullabyhullaballoo and Penguin Small and the Children's Book Award for Threadbear. He has also been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Award three times, winning Bronze for Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear. In addition to this, Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998.

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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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Kipper's Beach Ball Board Book

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen

Cuddle up with Kipper! A classic Kipper title about friendship, reissued in a durable board book format 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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A Royal Lullabyhullaballoo

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

With a host of noisy fairytale characters and a fold-out page on every spread, this is a new edition of a read-aloud classic from the creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Perfect for bedtime!The sun is down, the moon is up, and it is past bedtime. But outside the castle there's an awful lot of noise! Will the princess ever get to sleep?Mick Inkpen has won the British Book Award, the Children's Book Award and has 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.'Beautiful animated illustrations.' Daily Echo

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Kipper's Christmas Eve Board Book

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen
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Kipper: Kipper's New Pet

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Cuddle up with Kipper! A classic Kipper title, reissued for a new generation of children. Kipper's friend Pig only wants a pet for his birthday, so that is exactly what Kipper buys him: a little hamster called Roly. But Kipper starts to play with Roly before Pig's birthday party and before he knows it he has missed the party and completely fallen for little Roly and cannot bear to give him away.A charming story celebrating the joy of pets. '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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Kipper: Kipper's Snowy Day

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
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: 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. Throwing snowballs in February, catching tadpoles in April, picking blackberries in September and collecting 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 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

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
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Kipper

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

The very first classic Kipper picture book, perfect for sharing together at cuddle time.Kipper's basket is old and worn, so he decides to look for a new place to sleep! Maybe he could build a nest like the squirrels, stand on one leg like the ducks ... Or sit on a lily-pad like the frogs? But, eventually, Kipper realises that there's nowhere quite like his cosy basket, surrounded by all his favourite toys.With a special gold cover, this charming story will make the perfect gift.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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Kipper: Kipper's A to Z

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen
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Jasper: 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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Kipper: Kipper's Birthday

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen
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Don't Lose Pigley, Wibbly Pig!

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

A board book edition of this classic Wibbly Pig story.Wibbly Pig has been to a party. He leaves with his party bag, his balloon, and his favourite toy, Pigley. But what is in the party bag. Can Wibbly Pig find out, or is he carrying too many things! Oops. Don't lose Pigley, Wibbly Pig!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 Opens His Presents

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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Kipper: Kipper's 1st Activity Book

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: Kipper Activity Book 2

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen
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Kipper's Treehouse Lift-the-Flap Book

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Kipper has built a treehouse. Kipper's friend, Tiger, comes to visit but suddenly the treehouse seems very high up. Poor Tiger! Kipper has to do some quick thinking to get him down.Young children everywhere will love lifting the flaps to see what's in the tree and to help Tiger down. There is a whole range of Kipper books to choose from: classic picture books, novelty board books, pop up books, sticker books and lift-the-flap books.

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Kipper's Lost Ball

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Kipper's big red ball is lost! But is it inside? Outside? In the sandpit? Or stuck in the tree?Very young children everywhere will love lifting the flaps to help Kipper and his friends find it.There is a whole range of Kipper books to choose from: classic picture books, novelty board books, sticker books and lift-the-flap books.

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Kipper: Kipper's Rainy Day

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Kipper loves the rain! Young children will love to go on a lift-the-flap adventure with Kipper and find all the animals who love the rain too and some that don't.

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Kipper: Little Kipper Thing!

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Kipper is having a sort out and finds a 'thing' which turns out to be a bubble-blower, boat-catcher and hair-dryer all in one!Created by master storyteller, Mick Inkpen, there is a whole range of Kipper books to choose from: classic picture books, TV tie in picture books, novelty board books, sticker books, pop up books and much much more.