Mick Inkpen is one of today's most popular picture book author-illustrators and the creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig. He has won the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullabaloo, as well as the Children's Book Award for Threadbear. The Blue Balloon has become a celebrated classic and Micks stories are enjoyed by millions of readers across the world. It wasnt until Mick became a father that he began his career in childrens books. Now father and daughter enjoy a unique and successful picture book partnership.