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Baggy Brown and the Royal Baby

By Mick Inkpen

  • Paperback
  • £6.99

This new edition of the classic story celebrates royal babies and priceless teddy bears.

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

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: 9781444916461
  • Publication date: 06 Jun 2013
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
An endearing tale with the usual Mick Inkpen appeal. — The Children's Bookseller
It has the charm of entertaining language ... and the richness of Mick Inkpen's crispycartoons ... The book embraces different classes and generations, and will stand repetition and the test of time, outliving any headlines that might seem to be pertinent — The Sunday Times
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. It's a simple, heartwarming story about an old bear and a little princess who becomes friends with the son of a factory worker and my son has asked for it every night since I brought it home (and twice fallen asleep clutching it). — The Observer
Utterly charming! As is Mick Inkpens BAGGY BROWN (Hodder, 10.99), the story of a teddy that goes astray and is found by a boy with a destiny! — Daily Express
charming new picture book — Suffolk Free Press
A warm-hearted fairy tale with, of course, a happy-ever-after ending. — The Scotsman
Well illustrated with touching plot....still retains that Inkpen magic, especially the front cover, which makes you want to hold onto and hug the book forever. — My Child
Loveable modern fairy tale with soft, endearing illustrations — Bournemouth Daily Echo
There is warmth and wit in huge dollops in this story to enhance and feed the imaginations of many an Inkpen /Kipper fan. — Books for Keeps
affectionate story — Cork Evening Echo
Smiles all round at the end and indeed well before in this consistently good-humoured tale, colourfully illustrated by a master of his craft. — Nicholas Tucker, Carousel
It has the charm of entertaining language and the richness of Mick Inkpen's crisp cartoons... and will stand repetition and the test of time, outliving any headlines that might seem to be pertinent. — The Sunday Times
A wonderful tale, beautifully told. — School Librarian
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