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Product Description

Counting with the cuddliest piglet in the world. He makes all you lovely readers melt like butter. His perky little ears, his bashful smile: he’s just so, well, huggly. Now Wibbly Pig has ten balloons. But not for very long! He shares them out among his friends. Soon there’s only one. But then Big Pig’s spoiled sister comes along. Is Wibbly’s precious last balloon about to become none? Mick Inkpen (who also made Kipper) returns with a pop and a bang in this cuddly counting rhyme. Yes, there is a happy ending. Storytime bliss.

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Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780750056267

Lexile measure

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  • 32 pages
Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

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. Pearl 113298

    TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 8 March 2013

    nice for kids 3+

  2. Avatar owl 761790

    bugzy72
    on 7 March 2013

    its a good book

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    leSquidge
    on 7 March 2012

    I liked reading this to my son but will be better when hes older as its great to teach kids counting.

    4out of 5