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Mick Inkpen

Mick Inkpen

  • 5 stars across 35 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
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
5th June 2008

Just Like Jasper

A bright, colourful picture book for very young children in which the reader helps Jasper choose how to spend his birthd... MoreJust Like Jasper

(3 reviews) Review
22nd July 2005

Stories Jesus Told

This omnibus edition includes eight of Jesus' best loved stories. Children relate to stories and there was never a bet... MoreStories Jesus Told

(2 reviews) Review
2nd July 2015

Kipper's Beach Ball

Cuddle up with Kipper! A classic Kipper title, reissued for a new generation of children. Kipper opens his cornfla... MoreKipper's Beach Ball

(2 reviews) Review
15th March 2006

Kipper's Birthday

Kipper first appeared on four legs in the Mick Inkpen timeless picture book - "The Blue Balloon". The picture book, "Kip... MoreKipper's Birthday

(2 reviews) Review
20th February 2015

The Cat's Tale

A sleepy cat up on the roof spies something interesting going on in the courtyard below - rushing around, guests... food... MoreThe Cat's Tale

(2 reviews) Review
20th February 2015

The Magpie's Tale

A cheeky magpie is protecting his horde of sparkling treasure one hot afternoon when he sees a crowd begin to gather. As... MoreThe Magpie's Tale

(2 reviews) Review
24th August 2012

The Fox's Tale: The First Christmas

On a cold starry night above the hills of Bethlehem, a hungry fox is looking for some supper. Suddenly, the sky is full ... MoreThe Fox's Tale: The First Christmas

(1 review) Review
11th March 2010

Wonderful Earth!: An Interactive Book for Hours of Fun Learning

We have a wonderful Earth! The Creation story is shown in this colorful book through interactive elements such as lift t... MoreWonderful Earth!: An Interactive Book for Hours of Fun Learning

(1 review) Review
20th March 1995

The Rich Farmer

The Rich Farmer is part of the Stories Jesus Told series in which Jesus's parables are retold by Butterworth and Inkpen.... MoreThe Rich Farmer

(1 review) Review
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