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Mick Inkpen

The author and illustrator of classic children’s books including Kipper the Dog and Wibbly Pig, Mick Inkpen was born in Romford, Essex in 1952. He has won many awards throughout his career and lives in Essex with his wife and two children.

He worked as a graphic designed and in children’s TV before publishing The Blue Balloon in 1989.


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Mick Inkpen Books

  • Kipper: The Blue Balloon

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: BUIZQ
    Paperback
    Kipper the dog has found a soggy blue balloon in the garden. At first, it seems like an ordinary balloon, but it's not. It's full of fun, magic and endless possibilities... 30 years after it was first published, The Blue Balloon is a celebrated picture book classic. It features the very first appearance of Mick Inkpen's much-loved puppy charachter, Kipper, and has delighted millions of children worldwide. This playful tale of imagination, complete with fantastic fold-out pages, is a classic to be treasured, loved and shared time and time again. This gorgeous anniversary edition comes complete with special bonus material and is an absolute must for all Kipper fans!
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  • Wibbly Pig Picks a Pet

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: IBB2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Popular CBeebies character Wibbly Pig stars in this endearing tale which is just perfect for any child aged 3+ who has dreamed of owning the perfect pet. Irresistibly charming and with bright and bold pictures children who love the TV show will be familiar with, this imaginative story explores all the best pets at the pet shop.

    Wibbly Pig and Scruffy Pig are worried Big Pig's sister's friend will choose a boring pet to take home. Who wants a bunny rabbit when you can have an elephant, or a bear, or a dinosaur, surely these are much better... aren't they?

    Wibbly Pig and chums are characters who will certainly become firm favourites with your preschooler.
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  • Wibbly Pig Likes Playing

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: BFJYL
    Other 3 years +
    Wibbly Pig loves to make games out of cushions and chairs! 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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  • Is it Bedtime Wibbly Pig?

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: AEBHU
    Paperback 5 years +
    Wibbly Pig is being his usual cheeky self, he doesn't want to go to bed, he's not tired at all! He wants to splash around in the bath, count the stairs to the bedroom and bounce around. But in the end, he snuggles in to bed and falls asleep with his cuddly toys.
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  • Kipper's Little Friends Board Book

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: BUONZ
    Other
    A classic Kipper story about baby animals. Now in a chunky board book, perfect for little hands to hold. 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? Little ones will love joining in with this charming tale about animals and growing up. 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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  • Hole in the Zoo

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: BPXXS
    Paperback
    From the bestselling team behind Kipper, I Will Love You Anyway and Fred, an energetic rhyming adventure jam-packed with mischievous animals swinging, splashing and crashing through the pages. At Upalongdownalong Avenue in the garden at Number 2, there's a hole in the wall that belongs to the Zoo and things have started coming through... 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.' Guardian Praise for Zoe and Beans: 'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' Carousel For activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.com 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. 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. Chloe 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 Chloe was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloe's events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloe are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.
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  • Fred

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: BCXEG
    Paperback 3 years +
    A follow-up to I Will Love You Anyway, this touching rhyming story is full of friendship and tail wagging and will touch a chord with all children who love pets - by the bestselling author of the Kipper and Wibbly Pig series. 'Fetch!' and 'Sit!' and 'Stay!' I understand them all. Those are the words I know. But what is 'Fred'? Fred the dog may not know his name yet or how to stay out of trouble but one little boy will love him no matter what. 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.' Guardian Praise for Zoe and Beans: 'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' Carousel For activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.com
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  • Threadbear

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: AUVZS
    Paperback 3 years +
    There is one thing that has always been wrong with Threadbear. In his tummy is a squeaker that has never squeaked ...Can Father Christmas help? A Christmas classic for over 25 years, this award-winning story from the creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig proves that dreams do come true. With a stunning new cover and fantastic fold-out pages.
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  • I Will Love You Anyway

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: AUDRN
    Paperback Toddlers
    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.' Guardian Praise for Zoe and Beans: 'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' Carousel For activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.com
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  • Kipper's Monster

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: AQHFF
    Paperback 3 years +
    Cuddle up with Kipper! A classic Kipper title, reissued in celebration of Kipper's 25th birthday. 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 all night-time fears. '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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  • One Year with Kipper

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: ALZER
    Paperback 3 years +
    (1)
    A beautiful reissue of a picture book classic to celebrate 25 years of Kipper! Kipper has made a new year resolution not to throw snowballs at Tiger. He manages to keep to this for a whole month, but in February it snows! Kipper and Tiger have fun every month as the photos that Kipper takes show. And at the end of the year, Kipper finds out that Tiger hasn't forgotten the snowball in February! Mick Inkpen is the libraries' ninth most borrowed author. 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian 'Kipper has touched a chord with children and parents alike.' Practical Parenting
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  • Snowy Day

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: AOYWH
    Paperback 3 years +
    Celebrating 25 years, this classic Kipper title is reissued for a new generation of children. Kipper loves the snow and when he sees great white flakes tumbling down one morning, he can't wait to be out enjoying himself. Kipper's friend Tiger isn't nearly as good at snow games as Kipper is, because of his silly, woolly clothes - but they still manage to build a wonderful snowdog. A joyful book with a wintry theme - snuggle down and read it together. '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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  • Wibbly Pig Likes to Have Fun

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: BFOQC
    Other Babies
    Wibbly Pig builds towers and tents, opens presents, chooses his favorite foods and toys, and eats ice cream on the beach. 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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  • Kipper: Kipper's Monster

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: BZMYL
    Other
    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 and the ZoomBroom

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: BZLTK
    Hardback
    Mrs Blackhat returns in a hilarious new story from the bestselling creators of I Will Love You Anyway and Hole in the Zoo. Mrs Blackhat the witch has a new broom. And it's not just any broom: it's a whizzy new ZoomBroom, with buttons and bleeps and its very own high-tech app! But when the battery on the ZoomBroom starts to run low, Mrs Blackhat discovers that while technology is great, there sometimes a place for good old-fashioned magic too.
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  • Mrs Blackhat

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: BZKZO
    Paperback
    Mrs Blackhat the witch likes everything to be black. So what will she do with an GINGER cat? A hilarious rhyming picture book by Mick and Chloe Inkpen, creators of the bestselling I Will Love You Anyway. Meet Mrs Blackhat, a witch who just loves the colour black. Black broom, black boots, black wand, black chair, black crow, black toad, black bat . . . GINGER cat?! What on Earth can Mrs Blackhat do to fix this problem? Find out in this hilarious rhyming story!
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  • Wibbly Pig Picks a Pet

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: BUANO
    Paperback
    If you could have any pet at all, what would you choose? Wibbly Pig and Scruffy Pig are worried that Big Pig's sister's friend will choose a really boring rabbit at the pet shop. Surely an elephant, a bear or a dinosaur would be much more exciting? 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. 'An irresistible character. Wibbly Pig does things every toddler can relate to.' The Daily Telegraph
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  • Mrs Blackhat

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: BRGHO
    Hardback
    An exciting new story from the bestselling team behind Kipper and I Will Love You Anyway. Over the gate at number 8, round the back, through the flap and onto the lap of 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 Post 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. 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. Chloe 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 Chloe was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloe's events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloe are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.
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  • Kipper's Beach Ball

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: BQGPT
    Other
    Cuddle up with Kipper! A classic Kipper title about friendship, reissued in a durable board book format 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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  • Fred: I Will Love You Anyway

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: BLXEC
    Hardback Toddlers
    From the creators of Kipper and Wibbly Pig, comes a funny and moving classic-in-the-making, now in an adorable mini hardback edition.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.com
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  • Hole in the Zoo

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: BHACS
    Hardback 3 years +
    An exciting new story from the bestselling team behind Kipper, I will love you anyway and Fred. At Upalongdownalong Avenue in the garden at Number 2, there's a hole in the wall that belongs to the Zoo and things have started coming through...Jam-packed with mischievous animals swinging, splashing and crashing through the pages, this energetic rhyming adventure is a breath of fresh air. 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.' Guardian Praise for Zoe and Beans: 'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' Carousel For activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.com
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  • Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: BGJXY
    Paperback 3 years +
    From the creator of Kipper, this picture book shows that it is what's 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 heart-warming story about loving friends for who they are from the award winning Mick Inkpen. 'A simple story about love and friendship, happiness and loss.' Mail on Sunday
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  • Wibbly Pig Likes Presents

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: BFJYM
    Other 3 years +
    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 Likes Pictures

    Mick Inkpen

    Product Code: BFJYK
    Other 3 years +
    Wibbly Pig discovers the magic of paint and draws all sorts of exciting pictures. What can you draw? 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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