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Mick Inkpen

  • 5 stars across 171 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... More

    (15 reviews)
    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... More

    (13 reviews)
    8th September 2016


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

    (9 reviews)
    3rd July 2014


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

    (7 reviews)
    11th February 2016

    Kipper: Kipper's New Pet

    Cuddle up with Kipper! A classic Kipper title, reissued for a new generation of children. Kipper's friend Pig only... More

    (6 reviews)
    5th March 2015

    Kipper: Kipper's Toybox

    A classic Kipper picture book, perfect for sharing together. Kipper has one, two, three, four, five, six fa... More

    (6 reviews)
    28th January 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 n... More

    (5 reviews)
    10th May 2011

    Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig? Board Book

    Wibbly Pig isn't tired at all! He wants to splash in the bath, count the stairs to the bedroom and bounce around on hi... More

    (5 reviews)
    23rd October 2014

    Kipper: Kipper's Little Friends

    Mick Inkpen's Kipper has been a star of picture books and animation for 25 years. This new story will captivate a new ge... More

    (5 reviews)
    5th January 2012

    Zoe and Beans: The Magic Hoop

    Zoe has found a fun new game to play! When Beans jumps through her hoop he magically transforms into . . . Beans the r... More

    (5 reviews)
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