Mick Inkpen

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Mick Inkpen
Born (1952-12-22) 22 December 1952 (age 70)
Romford, Essex, England
EducationRoyal Liberty School
GenreChildren's Fiction
SubjectPicture Storybooks
Notable worksKipper the Dog
Notable awardsBritish Book Award, Children's Book Award, Play and Learn Award, etc.

Mick Inkpen (born 22 December 1952) is a British author and illustrator. He is best known for his creations Kipper the Dog and Wibbly Pig.


Inkpen was born on 22 December 1952 in Romford, Essex, England. He was educated at Royal Liberty School in Gidea Park.[1] He is a friend of Nick Butterworth, who also grew up in Romford, and they collaborated on the 1990 book Wonderful Earth.[1][2]


Inkpen has won numerous awards worldwide including The British Book Award for Lullabyhullabaloo and Penguin Small, 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?.[3] He received the Children's Book Award for the 1991 work Threadbear. Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998,[4] and Kipper's A to Z won the silver medal in the 2001 Smarties Prize.

Selected works[edit]

  • What For (1975)

Television series[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Children's Books - Articles - Authorgraph No.107: Mick Inkpen | BfK No. 107". booksforkeeps.co.uk. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Children's Book Review: Wonderful Earth by Nick Butterworth, Author, Mick Inkpen, Author". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  3. ^ "About Mick Inkpen". Hodder Children's books. Archived from the original on 16 May 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2010.
  4. ^ "Awards Database". British Academy of film and Television Arts. Retrieved 20 March 2010.
  • Contemporary Authors: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers. Thomson Gale, 2005. ISBN 1-4144-0540-5

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