Related to: 'Kipper's Little Friends'

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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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 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's Snowy Day

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
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Kipper's Beach Ball

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
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
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: Kipper's Christmas Eve

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
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Kipper

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
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Kipper: Kipper's A to Z

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Learn the alphabet with Kipper in this fun-packed story book!Join Kipper and his friends as they go through the alphabet from A to Z - searching for different things for each letter. From Arnold the piggie, who has lost his ant, all the way to Zebra (who has been waiting and waiting for his turn to join in with the story!) This playful story is the perfect way to introduce the alphabet to very young children. Or to help older children become more confident using letters. Each letter is written in upper and lower case, and can be sounded out phonetically.Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years."A perfect introduction to the alphabet ... Rather than just listing words that match the letters, there's a real story here, with a strong cast of characters, an involving plot and plenty of jokes to keep everyone smiling" - The Bookbag"Kipper has touched a cord with children and parents alike" - Practical Parenting

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Jasper: Jasper's Beanstalk

Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen
Contributors:
Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen
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Don't Lose Pigley, Wibbly Pig!

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

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
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Kipper's Birthday Big Book

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

The day before Kipper's birthday he prepares his party invitations and makes a cake. He invites everyone to his party tomorrow, but doesn't deliver the invitations until the next day. Hence all sorts of confusion. When exactly is my birthday, wonders Kipper. Is it today or was it yesterday? Maybe it's tomorrow. However, when his friends finally arrive, they bring the perfect present.

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Lullabyhullaballoo

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

The sun is down, the moon is up, and it's past bedtime. But outside the castle there's an awful lot of noise! Will the princess ever get to sleep? With a fold out page on every spread!

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School Trip

Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen
Contributors:
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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Bokobikes

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Ploo and Hatz are riding their bikes on the sandy beach. But it is hard work and not as much fun as it should be, especially with Dig chasing in and out the peddles. When a bokonut falls from the tree, Hatz is struck with an idea. An idea involving bikes and bokonuts and soon he has made a new invention - a bokobike, perfect for sandy beaches.

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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
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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.

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One Bear At Bedtime

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
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.