Mick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world whose stories have sold millions worldwide. His most popular characters are Kipper and Wibbly Pig.

He is a winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children's Book Award for Threadbear. Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998.