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Product Description

Yippee! It’s Kipper’s birthday and he’s having a party. Isn’t that exciting? But when he tries to send out the invitations, he gets all the dates mixed up. Is the party today? Or perhaps it’s tomorrow? Or was it yesterday? What a muddle! Open up this lovely festive story for balloons, bunting, cake – and a funny look at how the days of the week go by.

  • A classic picture book which teaches basic time concepts
  • Kipper is a truly iconic character, adored by kids worldwide
  • Full of Mick Inkpen’s sweet, funny and colourful artwork
  • “Inkpen, as always, hits the spot” – Guardian

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780340610565

Lexile measure

600L Lexiles are the global standard in reading assessment. They are unique as they are able to measure a child and a book on the same scale – ensuring the right book gets to the right child at the right time.

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.0; Lower years; 0.5 points

Other details
  • 32 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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