Fred: I Will Love You Anyway

Mick Inkpen

Chloe Inkpen
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Hodder Children's Books


From the creators of Kipper and Wibbly Pig, comes a funny and moving classic-in-the-making, now in an adorable mini hardback edition.

I don't do 'sit!'
I don't do 'stay!'
But I will love you anyway.

From the celebrated creators of Kipper, Wibbly Pig, and Zoe and Beans comes a picture book to treasure. Dog is very badly behaved - he destroys everything, chases cars and won't stop running away! But when he finds himself lost and alone there is one person he can count on.

Praise for Mick Inkpen:
'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail
'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian

Praise for Zoe and Beans:
'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' Carousel

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Mick Inkpen has been a bestselling children's author for over 25 years. He is one of today's most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children's Book Award for Threadbear and the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullaballoo. Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film. It wasn't until Mick became a father that he began his career in children's books. Now father and daughter have come together for a unique and exciting picture book partnership. Chloë Inkpen grew up surrounded by picture books and has a natural gift for storytelling. A love of language and art saw her swap an English degree course at Nottingham University for a degree in Illustration at the Glasgow School of Art. In her final year Chloë was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloë's events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloë are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.

In the media
Charming, sad and funny. The day it arrived, my three-year old insisted we read it thirteen consecutive times

Huffington Post

Poignant and comical story about friendship


Teaching children about conceptual ideas, like unconditional love, is a tall order, but I Will Love You Anyway gets it spot on

Smallish Magazine

Poignant and thought provoking story about a pet dog and his boy ... the reunion of dog and boy is beautifully drawn ... This is quite a subtle message about love and friendship -- that you don't give love just because of what someone can do for you (perform tricks, obey, etc) but being loved is the greatest gift you can receive.

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