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Don't Lose Pigley, Wibbly Pig! Award-winning author/illustrator

by Mick Inkpen (author)

Suitable for 2 - 5 years

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Wibbly Pig has been to a party and is holding tight to his party bag. He’s also got a balloon on a string, and his favourite cuddly toy, Pigley. But Wibbly is very curious to see what’s in his party bag! Can he find out, or is he carrying too many things? Don’t forget to hold tight to Pigley, Wibbly! Ooops… Starring cute-as-a-button Wibbly Pig, this is an adorable story of separation and reunion from a much-loved author, exploring a situation that every child and grown-up will recognise.

“The text snakes up and across the page as Pigley floats away and the simplicity of the illustrations convey so much wit and emotion. A delight.” Daily Mail

“This is a book for every nursery collection whether at home or at school.” Books For Keeps

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Mick Inkpen

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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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  1. Kelly Haddock
    on 20 February 2012


    Yet another fantastic book from the Wibbly Pig collection.

    Use with the free activities from this site (can download from ‘Free stuff’) to make the story more fun and memorable.

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What kids think

  1. Pearl 113298

    on 8 March 2013

    aw so sweet

  2. Pearl 113298

    on 7 March 2013

    this is a piggy book. my sister loves it.

    5out of 5
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    on 7 March 2013

    when i was little i loved these and my cousin loves them to.

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    on 7 March 2013

    best book ever

  5. Evie 113313

    on 6 March 2012

    my sister loves this book

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    on 4 March 2012

    Me and my son love the kipper series by mike inkpen so after looking at this i think we will get it as it looks just as good with lovely pictures.

    4out of 5
  7. Bellasara 113282

    on 3 March 2012

    This book is perfect for young children with clever minds! Make friends with the pig and have fun together!

  8. Hayley 113303

    on 20 January 2012

    he is soooooo cuuuuuutttteeeee!

    5out of 5
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    on 12 July 2010

    brill book for my 4year old and 2 year old.

    5out of 5
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    on 25 May 2010

    my daughter really loved this book

    5out of 5