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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
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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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A Royal Lullabyhullaballoo

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen
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Kipper's New Pet

Mick Inkpen
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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's Snowy Day

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen
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Kipper's Beach Ball

Mick Inkpen
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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: One Year With Kipper

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen
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Kipper's Little Friends

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen

Mick Inkpen's Kipper has been a star of picture books and animation for 25 years. This new story will captivate a new generation of children. Mick Inkpen is the libraries' ninth most borrowed author.Kipper and Arthur are talking about baby animals. A baby owl must be an owlet, so a baby frog is a froglet and a baby hedgehog can only be a hoglet... But what is a baby dog called? Do you know?A charming tale about animals - and growing up.'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian

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Kipper: Kipper's Christmas Eve

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen
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Kipper

Mick Inkpen
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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
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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

A classic Kipper picture book, perfect for sharing together.Kipper's birthday is tomorrow. He bakes a yummy cake to share with his friends and writes some invitations. But when he writes 'come tomorrow' and hands them out on his birthday morning, things all get a bit confusing ... Luckily it all turns out well in the end when his friends arrive with the best present ever!This charming story is perfect for teaching children about today, yesterday and tomorrow. A concept that young children can often struggle with.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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Don't Lose Pigley, Wibbly Pig!

Mick Inkpen
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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.

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Wibbly Pig Opens His Presents

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen
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Wibbly Pig: Everyone Hide From Wibbly Pig

Mick Inkpen
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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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School Trip

Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen
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Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen

A much-loved classic from the creators of Kipper and Percy the Park Keeper.Are you ready for the school trip? There'll be dinosaur bones and giant blue whales, buttons to press, lunches to swap and money to spend. The coach is waiting to go. But where is Matthew Tibbs?'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian'Nick Butterworth is one of the best picture book writers alive.' Independent

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Kipper's Treehouse Lift-the-Flap Book

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen
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Kipper's Lost Ball

Mick Inkpen
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Mick Inkpen
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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
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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.