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Product Description

The adorable, comical story of a little dog and his bedtime friends. Such a delight that no small person should be without it. Kipper is the world’s best-loved, most dog-eared puppy. When he throws out his beloved but tattered old toys, his basket suddenly feels very empty. How will Kipper get to sleep? Perhaps standing on one leg like a duck would be fun. Or should he sit on a lily pad like a frog? But in the end, Kipper decides on the very best place to be. And of course, it’s his lovely cosy basket, full of his favourite toys! Gorgeous.

“The charmingly comical Inkpen always hits the spot.” Guardian

Product Details

Format

Board Book

ISBN

9781444908824

Publisher

Hodder Children's Books

Date published

March 7th, 2013

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Condition

New

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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    rixyjas
    on 7 April 2013

    i loved this book when i was younger. It was my favourite book and i think every young child should get to read it. I loved it.

    5out of 5
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    Justagirlatheartx
    on 7 March 2013

    Great for younger readers!!! I enjoyed reading this book and other kipper books when i was younger!! Brings back great memories!!

    5out of 5
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    TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 6 March 2013

    I used to love this when i was younger!

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    Paradise56
    on 5 March 2013

    this story book is really good i enjoyed reading this one

    4out of 5