Mick Inkpen's Wibbly Pig

Mick Inkpen

Wibbly Pig

Wibbly Pig is an instantly recognisable pre-school character and a household name. He is beloved by adults and children alike and is now starring in his own animation on CBeebies!
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What Shall We Call Wibbly's Puppy?

By Mick Inkpen
Charming, reassuring and accessible, Wibbly Pig is loved by little children

Praise for previous Wibbly Pig books:

This is one of those perfect picture books that are useful, as well as thoroughly entertaining. Inkpen's style is simple but warm and effective. - INK

An irresistible character. Wibbly Pig does things every toddler can relate to. - The Daily Telegraph

The overwhelmingly cheerful Wibbly Pig has a devoted following among pre-schoolers.

Who could resist Wibbly Pig?This is a book for every nursery collection whether at home or at school.... I cannot resist the delicious Wibbly Pig....Visual feast... so much wit and emotion. A delight.Lovely, clear illustrations.A delight for young children.Wibbly Pig is an instantly recognisable pre-school character and a household name.Very strong pre-school picture book theme: a new puppy.The Wibbly Pig books have sold millions worldwide.Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear won the Bronze Smarties Award.Wibbly Pig is a popular animated character on CBeebies

A new picture book about Wibbly Pig and his friends, who try to find the perfect name for a new puppy.
Wibbly Pig and his friends can`t decide what to name his new puppy. Everyone has an idea. But no one can agree. Will Wibbly ever find the perfect name?

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 and is the star of his own CBeebies cartoon.
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. For more information see www.hodderchildrens.co.uk/kipper

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Wibbly Pig has 10 Balloons

By Mick Inkpen

Praise for previous Wibbly Pig books:

An irresistible character. Wibbly Pig does things every toddler can relate to. - The Daily Telegraph

Who could resist Wibbly Pig? - The Independent on Sunday

The overwhelmingly cheerful Wibbly Pig has a devoted following among pre-schoolers.

Learn to count with Wibbly Pig!Wibbly Pig is an instantly recognisable pre-school character and a household name.The rhythmic, rhyming text is a joy to read aloud and children will love joining in with the countdown as the balloons disappear one by one.This is the perfect introduction to counting from the award-winning creator of Kipper's A-Z.The Wibbly Pig books have sold millions worldwide.Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear won the Bronze Smarties Award.Wibbly Pig is a popular animated character on CBeebies

Learn to count with Wibbly Pig!
Join the irresistible Wibbly Pig in this brilliantly original new story - the perfect introduction to counting for young children.

Wibbly Pig has ten balloons but not for very long! As he gives them away, he holds on tightly to his favourite teddy bear balloon. But then Big Pig`s shouting sister comes along...
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. For more information see www.hodderchildrens.co.uk/kipper

Hodder Children's Books

Don't Lose Pigley, Wibbly Pig!

By Mick Inkpen

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.

The young children who encounter the book are very likely to be highly amused by its improbable outcomeA book for every nursery collection, whether at home or at schoolIrresistableWibbly Pig is, as ever, a delight for young childrenAnother glorious picture book from Mick Inkpen ... great fun and oozing charmA new Wibbly Pig is always a joy ... the simplicity of the illustrations convey so much wit and emotion. A delight.Appealing small-scale, high-drama with lovely, clear illustrationsI cannot resist the delicious Wibbly PigA warm, charming tale of lost and foundThis is a book for every nursery collection whether at home or at school. *****... I cannot resist the delicious Wibbly Pig....Visual feast... so much wit and emotion. A delight.Lovely, clear illustrations.Young children are very likely to be amused.'This latest adventure from Wibbly Pig is, as ever, a delight for young children.'A delight for young children.A classic Wibbly Pig story about losing a favourite toy.Wibbly Pig is an instantly recognisable character and a household name.Very strong pre-school picture book theme: the loss of a much-loved toy.The Wibbly Pig books have sold millions worldwide.Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear won the Bronze Smarties Award.Wibbly Pig has starred in his own animation series on CBeebies.
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Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear

By 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.

The latest Wibbly Pig story maintains the subtle simplicity of what has become a favourite character series, this time offering a touchingly heartfelt message: that being kind and fun is just as valid as being clever and co-ordinatedCleverly told ... an encouraging tale for young childrenAnother captivating storyHeart-warming story with beautiful and very clear illustrationsA gentle book about loving friends for who they arePerfect for bedtime readingA simple story about love and friendship, happiness and loss: perfect for tiny childrenA simple story about love and friendship, happiness and loss: perfect for tiny childrenThe latest Wibbly Pig story maintains the subtle simplicity of what has become a favourite character series, this time offering a touchingly heartfelt message: that being kind and fun is just as valid as being clever and co-ordinated.... expressive illustrations... The humorous text has a pleasing rhythm to it, with emphasised words on each page that children will delight in shouting out, as this is one story they will surely be learning off by heart.... it is, of course, what's inside that matters.Wibbly Pig is another triumph for Mick Inkpen....captivating...A gentle book about loving friends for who they are.Heat-warming story with beautiful and very clear illustrations.

Praise for previous Wibbly Pig books


- This is one of those perfect picture books that are useful, as well as thoroughly entertaining. Inkpen's style is simple but warm and effective. - INK 04/05/2004
- An irresistible character. Wibbly Pig does things every toddler can relate to. - The Daily Telegraph
- The overwhelmingly cheerful Wibbly Pig has a devoted following among pre-schoolers who'll revel in his constant side-stepping of the ultimate moment of bedtime which he fights off with a series of happy and familiar rituals. - Guardian Unlimited Books Review 26/02/2005
- this book is the perfect bedtime companion for young children - who minds magazine of the national childminding as 04/07/2004

On Tickly Christmas Wibbly Pig

Wibbly Pig is everyone's favourite. Presented with timeless elegance and style... - Carousel
One to like very much. - Nicolette Jones

A award-winning Wibbly Pig story from the master-storyteller Mick Inkpen.Wibbly Pig is an instantly recognisable character and a household name.Very strong pre-school picture book theme: it's what's inside that counts!The Wibbly Pig books have sold millions worldwide.Wibbly Pig has starred in his own animation series on CBeebies.Winner of the Bronze Smarties Award.

Bronze Smarties Award winning title! This delightful Wibbly Pig adventure from master storyteller Mick Inkpen. shows being clever is not all that counts - it`s what 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 picture book that shows it is what`s inside that matters.
Mick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. The Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have sold millions worldwide. He is the winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children`s Book Award for Threadbear. Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children`s film in 1998.

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Wibbly Pig

Wibbly Pig is the title character of a series of picture books for babies and very young children, written and illustrated by English author and illustrator Mick Inkpen. The series includes titles such as Wibbly Pig Likes Bananas (ISBN 0-340-75740-X) and Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig?. Like Inkpen's Kipper the Dog for slightly older readers, Wibbly Pig has been published internationally and has sold millions of copies worldwide. The series are generally published as "board books", books with thick cardboard pages which are easier for very young children to turn and also more durable and easier to clean than normal books. Some of the Wibbly Pig books also have activity features such as flaps which can be lifted to reveal additional art. Wibbly Pig is a favourite of pre-school children and an ideal introduction to simple ideas though intelligent yet basic text and questions. Wibbly Pig is often accompanied by his favourite toys Pigley, Flop and Dimple.[citation needed] Besides the books, Wibbly Pig has been made into other merchandise as well, such as stuffed toys. A boxed-set version of Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig? (ISBN 0-340-89306-0) exists which includes a small beanie-style Wibbly. Wibbly Pig is very similar to Arnold, the young pig friend of Inkpen's Kipper the Dog. It is possible that they represent the same character. Like Kipper, Wibbly Pig also exists in the form of a life-sized costumed character who can greet and interact with children at special events such as library story hours.
Hodder Children's Books

In Wibbly's Garden

By Mick Inkpen

Wibbly Pig has lost his little toy, Pigley, and the giant has lost his hen! Will they be able to help each other find their favourite things?

This delightful mix of a Wibbly Pig story with the familiar Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale will delight Mick Inkpen fans everywhere. A perfect lift-the-flap book for playtime and bedtime.

This beautifully illustrated, 'lift the flap' book is sure to be a favourite of any young child.Gentle and expansive, this story is an intriguing meander with words which are less of a story and more of a friendly prompt to what's happening. A lovely book to share.Mick Inkpen's delightful lift-the-flap book...provides a wonderful starting point for word work activities.A classic lift-the-flap book from Mick Inkpen.Mick Inkpen is one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world and is consistently in the top ten most borrowed authors in UK libraries. 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.Wibbly Pig has sold many millions of copies around the world.Wibbly Pig is an instantly recognisable pre-school character and a household name.Wibbly Pig has starred in his own animation series on CBeebies.Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear won the Bronze Smarties Award.

A beautiful reissue of a classic lift-the-flap book from Mick Inkpen.
Wibbly Pig has lost his little toy, Pigley, and the giant has lost his hen! Will they be able to help each other find their favourite things?

This delightful mix of a Wibbly Pig story with the familiar Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale will delight Mick Inkpen fans everywhere. A perfect book for playtime and bedtime.
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. For more information see www.hodderchildrens.co.uk/kipper

Hodder Children's Books

Everyone Hide From Wibbly Pig

By 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

Your baby or toddler will want to read it with you again and againWibbly Pig, now a well-known irresistible character, does things that every toddler can relate toThis beautifully illustrated, 'lift the flap' book is sure to be a favourite of any young child.Gentle and expansive, this story is an intriguing meander with words which are less of a story and more of a friendly prompt to what's happening. A lovely book to share.Mick Inkpen's delightful lift-the-flap book...provides a wonderful starting point for word work activities.A classic lift-the-flap book from Mick Inkpen.Wibbly Pig has sold many millions of copies around the world.Wibbly Pig is an instantly recognisable pre-school character and a household name.Wibbly Pig has starred in his own animation series on CBeebies.Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear won the Bronze Smarties Award.

A reissue of a classic Wibbly pig lift-the-flap book.
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. Open doors and lift cushions to find Tiny Pig`s hiding place.
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. for more information see www.hodderchildrens.co.uk/kipper

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.
Hodder Children's Books

Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig?

By Mick Inkpen

Wibbly Pig isn't tired at all! He wants to splash in the bath, count the stairs to the bedroom and bounce around on his bed. But in the end, he snuggles down to sleep with his cuddly toys.

Snuggle up and read this classic Wibbly story and then watch the delightful animation Wibbly Can't Sleep on DVD.

The overwhelmingly cheerful Wibbly Pig has a devoted following among preschoolersThe perfect bedtime story for young childrenThis is one of those perfect picture books that are useful, as well as thoroughly entertainingThe ideal bedtime readThis is a charmer for the very youngWho could resist Wibbly Pig?Will provoke thrilled squeals of recognitionThe perfect bedtime companion for young children.Both funny and observant about very young childrenA charming story, familiar characters and delightful illustrations will make this a favourite.... funny and observant ...An irresistible character. Wibbly Pig does things every toddler can relate to.A repetitive, large text, softly coloured pictures on a crisp white background and a pull-out page at hte end make this the idea bedtime read.A charming story, familiar characters and delightful illustrations will make this a favourite.A fabulous book and DVD edition of this bestselling bedtime story.Fantastic new book and DVD edition of a bestselling picture book.Join Wibbly as he tries to find Pigley in the delightful animated story Wibbly Can't Sleep.The Wibbly Pig books have sold millions of copies around the world.Wibbly Pig is a major pre-school character, whose name is recognised up and down the country. He also has his own TV show on CBeebies!No 45 in THE TOP 100 CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF ALL TIME as voted by Junior readers.Simple and appealing packaging: DVD is contained within back cover gatefold.

A fabulous book and DVD edition of this bestselling bedtime story.
Wibbly Pig isn`t tired at all! He wants to splash in the bath, count the stairs to the bedroom and bounce around on his bed. But in the end, he snuggles down to sleep with his cuddly toys.

Snuggle up and read this classic Wibbly story and then watch the delightful animation Wibbly Can`t Sleep on DVD.
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. For more information see www.hodderchildrens.co.uk/kipper

Hodder Children's Books

Tickly Christmas Wibbly Pig

By 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.

Wibbly Pig is everyone's favourite! Presented with timeless elegance and style this story captures the slightly guilty feelings we all have about gifts that are difficult to appreciateMick Inkpen's distinctive cartoon is bold and instantly funny to little readers, and Inkpen's mischievous sense of fun works as well'Perfectly captures children's anticipation of Christmas'.Mick Inkpen has delivered another cracker'... has the usual sweet and funny appeal.'One to like very much.Inkpen catches perfectly both the exuberance and anxiety of toddlerhood.Wibbly Pig is everyone's favourite.A sure-fire Christmas classic.Wibbly Pig's global sales are now many million copies.Wibbly Pig is a classic picture book character, a TV classic and instantly recognisable by children everywhere.This book captures the excitement and magic of a family 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.

Award-winning author Mick Inkpen explores the excitement of Christmas ... A sure-fire Christmas classic.
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 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. for more information see www.hodderchildrens.co.uk/kipper