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Mick Inkpen is an author and illustrator of children's books best known for his creations Kipper the Dog and Wibbly Pig. Inkpen was born in Romfordmarker, Essex, Englandmarker in 1952, and educated at Royal Liberty Schoolmarker in Gidea Parkmarker. He received the Children's Book Award for the 1991 work Threadbear and British Book Awards for both Lullabyhullabaloo and Penguin Small. In addition, the television adaptation of his Kipper book series won a BAFTA award in 1998. He is a friend of Nick Butterworth, who also grew up in Romford, and they collaborated on the 1990 "Wonderful Earth".

Mick has won numerous awards world-wide including The British Book Award for Penguin Small, The British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullabaloo, The Children's Book Award for Threadbear, The Parents and Munch Bunch Play and Learn Award and The Right Start Petit Filous Best Toy Award for Where, Oh Where is Kipper's Bear? Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998, and Kipper's A to Z won the silver medal in the 2001 Smarties Prize.


  • Contemporary Authors: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers. Thomson Gale, 2005. ISBN 1-4144-0540-5

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