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Kipper Storyboards: Playtime! Award-winning author/illustrator

by Mick Inkpen (author)

Suitable for 2 - 5 years

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Product Description

Kipper is looking after Pig’s cousin Arnold. He wonders which of his toys Arnold would most like to play with. But to Kipper’s surprise, Arnold is happy with just the toybox! A comical Kipper story for newcomers to reading, presented in a bright, chunky board book edition built to resist the wear and tear of little hands.

Product Details

Format

Board Book

ISBN

9780340945131

Other details
  • 16 pages
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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  1. Default avatar

    leSquidge
    on 1 March 2012

    I got this book out from the library and my son thought it was great. The story is nice for a child to listen too and the pictures show the story well.

    5out of 5