|Born||22 December 1952|
Romford, Essex, England
|Education||Royal Liberty School|
|Notable works||Kipper the Dog|
|Notable awards||British Book Award, Children's Book Award, Play and Learn Award, etc.|
Inkpen was born on 22 December 1952 in Romford, Essex, England. He educated at Royal Liberty School in Gidea Park. He is a friend of Nick Butterworth, who also grew up in Romford, and they collaborated on the 1990 book Wonderful Earth.
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?. He received the Children's Book Award for the 1991 work Threadbear. 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.
- What For (1975)
- Kipper (1997–2001)
- Furry Tales (TBA) – a collection of Fairy tales using anthropomorphic animals (instead of humans)
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