Related to: 'Kipper: One Year With Kipper'

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 and the ZoomBroom

Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
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Kipper: Kipper's Monster

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Cuddle up with Kipper! A classic Kipper story about being afraid of the dark, now in a sturdy board book, perfect for little hands.Where's the best place to try out the most powerful torch there is? Kipper and Tiger decide that it must be in the middle of the woods at the bottom of Big Hill. But just what is that big animal with horns that they can see on the other side of the tent? Perhaps it would be safer to camp in Tiger's room . . .The perfect book to soothe night-time fears.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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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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I Will Love You Anyway

Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
Contributors:
Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen

I don't do 'sit!'I don't do 'stay!'But I will love you anyway.From the celebrated creators of Kipper, Wibbly Pig, and Zoe and Beans comes a picture book to treasure. Dog is very badly behaved - he destroys everything, chases cars and won't stop running away! But when he finds himself lost and alone there is one person he can count on.Praise for Mick Inkpen:'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' GuardianPraise for Zoe and Beans:'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' CarouselFor activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.comMick 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 Little Friends

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
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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Sports Day

Mick Inkpen, Nick Butterworth
Authors:
Mick Inkpen, Nick Butterworth

A much-loved classic with a great new cover from the creators of Kipper and Percy the Park Keeper.It's Sports Day! There's games and hoops and bean bags, eggs and spoons - lots of fun to have - excitement, cheers and occasional tears. It's going to be a day to remember!'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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Jasper's Beanstalk

Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen
Contributors:
Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen
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The Mick Inkpen Treasury

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
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Baggy Brown and the Royal Baby

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

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

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Wibbly Pig Opens His Presents Board Book

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
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Baggy Brown

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

From the creator of Wibbly Pig and Kipper, this classic story celebrates friendship and teddy bears.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

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Kipper's Birthday Big Book

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
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Just Like Jasper

Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen
Contributors:
Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen

A bright, colourful picture book for very young children in which the reader helps Jasper choose how to spend his birthday money. Jasper plays with just about everything in the toyshop. But what will he eventually buy? Simple text with appealing illustrations.

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Billy's Beetle

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Billy has lost his little beetle and enlists a whole motley crew of people and animals to help him find it. The fun is made even greater by pull out pages and children will enjoy spotting the wayward beetle on every page.

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Threadbear

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

There is one thing that has always been wrong with Threadbear. In his tummy is a squeaker that has never squeaked . . . Can Father Christmas make his wish come true and give him a squeaky tummy or will it be something much more simple that grants him his wish? With fantastic fold-out pages.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.

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Great Pet Sale

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Everything in the pet shop must go, even the rat with half his whiskers missing! 'I'm only 1p. Choose me, ' he calls. But first, the little boy must look through all the other animal bargains...

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Bear

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Have you ever had a bear fall out of the sky and into your world? Find out what chaos and happiness just such an event can bring to a family in this fun and frolicsome story.A classic picture book from the creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig.

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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
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: 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.