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Hurray! It’s sports day! With hula-hoops, bean bags, sack races, eggs and spoons, excitement, cheers… and a few tears! Come rain or shine, one thing’s for sure: everyone’s going to want more! Written and illustrated by the critically acclaimed creators of Percy the Park Keeper and Kipper, this timeless picture book captures the essence of a typical sports day, complete with all its familiar ingredients. Full of captivating details and wry humour, it is the perfect summer read.

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Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780340932407

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  • 32 pages
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UK edition

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. Lucy may Simpson
    on 27 May 2010

    the sports day

    Hurray! It’s sports day! Get set for hoops, bean bags, sack races and eggs-and-spoons! Come rain or shine, there’ll be jumping, running, excitement and cheers… and a few tears. One thing’s for sure: everyone’s going to want more! This favourite picture book from the superstar combo of Nick Butterworth and Kipper creator Mick Inkpen is the perfect summer read i think this will be the best book ever in my whole life if i can buy and read it!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love you nick butterworth and mick inkpen

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    on 15 July 2010

    i love this