Mick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. The Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have millions of readers worldwide. He is the winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullaballoo, and the Childrens Book Award for Threadbear. Hes also been shortlisted for the Smarties Award three times. In addition to this, Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated childrens film in 1998.