Mick Inkpen

Mick Inkpen

  • 5 stars across 174 books
Mick Inkpen Biography
Mick Inkpen is one of the world's best-selling children's illustrators and authors. His most popular books Kipper and Wibbly Pig have reached millions of young readers worldwide. His stories have been translated into over 20 different languages and have sold over 4 million copies. He has won the British Book Award twice and been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Award three times, winning Bronze for Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear. He also won a BAFTA for Kipper as the best animated children's film in 1998. 

Born in Romford in 1952, Mick began his career as a graphic designer where he worked with children's author Nick Butterworth. They developed a cartoon strip for the Sunday Express magazine, later to become a first series of children's picture books and they also worked in children's television.

Mick Inkpen Facts
Mick first ventured into children's books when he became a father and he now collaborates on picture books with his daughter, Chloe.

Our favourite Mick Inkpen Characters
Kipper - from the Kipper series
Wibbly Pig - from the Wibbly Pig series
Zoe - from the Zoe and Beans series
20th September 2018

Mrs Blackhat

Mrs Blackhat the witch likes everything to be black. So what will she do with an GINGER cat? A hilarious rhyming... MoreMrs Blackhat

(45 reviews) Review
1st January 2015

One Year With Kipper

A classic Kipper picture book about the changing seasons and the months of the year.Kipper has a new camera. He puts it ... MoreOne Year With Kipper

(17 reviews) Review
25th February 2016

Kipper's Visitor: World Book Day 2016

Kipper has a visitor - a slightly dirty gosling in need of a bath. But the gosling doesn't say very much. 'Honk!' is a... MoreKipper's Visitor: World Book Day 2016

(15 reviews) Review
8th September 2016


'Fetch!' and 'Sit!' and 'Stay!' I understand them all. Those are the words I know. But what is 'Fred'? Fred the... MoreFred

(13 reviews) Review
21st February 2019

Kipper: The Blue Balloon

Kipper the dog has found a soggy blue balloon in the garden. At first, it seems like an ordinary balloon, but it's not. ... MoreKipper: The Blue Balloon

(12 reviews) Review
5th November 2015

Kipper: Kipper's Monster

A classic Kipper picture book about being afraid of the dark. Kipper and his friend Tiger are going camping in ... MoreKipper: Kipper's Monster

(12 reviews) Review
3rd July 2014


The very first classic Kipper picture book, perfect for sharing together at cuddle time. Kipper's basket is old... MoreKipper

(11 reviews) Review
16th March 2006

Jasper: Jasper's Beanstalk

On Monday Jasper finds a bean. In spite of all the attention he lavishes on it, the bean will just not grow. This decep... MoreJasper: Jasper's Beanstalk

(11 reviews) Review
17th January 2008

Kipper: Splosh Board Book

Join Kipper as he has fun in the rain, sploshing and splashing and squelching! ... MoreKipper: Splosh Board Book

(10 reviews) Review
17th September 2009

Kipper: Hide Me, Kipper

Cuddle up with Kipper! This playful and funny Kipper story features a cat, a mouse and an exciting chase! A little sque... MoreKipper: Hide Me, Kipper

(9 reviews) Review
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