There Is One Thing That Has Always Been Wrong With Threadbear In His Tummy Is A Squeaker That Has Never Squeaked Can Father Christmas Make His Wish Come True And Give Him A Squeaky Tummy Or Will It Be Something Much Simple That Grants Him His Wish With Fantastic Fold Out Pages.Mick Inkpen Has Won The British Book Award, The Children S Book Award And Been Shortlisted For Both The Kate Greenway Medal And The Nestle Prize He Is Consistently In The Top Ten Most Borrowed Children S Authors From Public Libraries.
Mick Inkpen is one of the most popular author illustrators in the world His books have sold over 4 million copies, and have been translated into over twenty different languages His best loved characters are probably Kipper and Wibbly Pig who are both stars of their very own TV series He began his career as a graphic designer, and worked with another children s author Nick Butterworth of Percy the Park Keeper fame on a cartoon strip for the Sunday Express In 1989 The Blue Balloon was published to great acclaim, and established him as an important and original voice in children s picture books He and his wife, Debbie, also had children of their own by this point Without the experience of having children of my own I doubt that I would have been capable of writing effectively for children And yet it s true that good work really springs from trying to please yourself Mick lives in Essex with his wife and two children.He began his career as a graphic designer, declining a place to study English at Cambridge University During this period he worked with Nick Butterworth, a fellow children s author, from whom he learned design and typography Together they developed a cartoon strip for the Sunday Express magazine, later to become a first series of children s picture books They also worked in children s television.In 1989 The Blue Balloon established him as a truly original voice in children s picture books, by which time Mick and his wife Debbie had two children of their own Without the experience of having children of my own I doubt that I would have been capable of writing effectively for children And yet it s true that good work really springs from trying to please yourself
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- 24 June 2019 Mick Inkpen