Kipper's Monster by Mick Inkpen

Kipper's Monster

Written by Mick Inkpen
Part of the Kipper Series

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Kipper is a household name, loved by millions of children the world over. There’s a wonderful comic charm about Inkpen’s words and illustrations that you can’t help but enjoy. Kipper has touched a chord with parents and children everywhere since he burst onto the scene an incredible 18 years ago. Kipper remains one of the best-loved nursery characters of all time so if your toddler has yet to be introduced to the wonderfully imaginative world of Kipper the dog, then now’s the time to do it. He’s the perfect pup to grow up and your toddler will read and reread them hundreds and hundreds of times. There's Kipper, Kipper's Beach Ball, Kipper's Monster, Kipper and Roly, Kipper's Toybox, and Kipper's Birthday for them to enjoy time and time again.


Kipper's Monster by Mick Inkpen

Where's the best place to try out the most powerful torch there is? Kipper and Tiger decide that it must be in the middle of the woods at the bottom of Big Hill. But just what is that big animal with horns that they can see on the other side of the tent? Perhaps it would be safer to camp in Kipper's room?


A fun and reassuring tale that introduces children to light and shadows Junior Beautifully told with gentle humour and delightful illustrations Waterstone's Books Quarterly Has grown from strength to strength ... remains appealing and relevant School Librarian Full of imagination and suspense Write Away The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot. The Guardian Any monsters out there in the darkness can be explained, as this charming story, with its characteristically engaging illustrations, demonstrates Bristol Magazine Kipper has touched a chord with children and parents alike Practical Parenting Beautifully told with gentle humour and delightful illustrations. WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY A fun and reassuring tale that introduces children to light and shadows Junior

About the Author

Mick Inkpen

Mick Inkpen was born in Romford in 1952 and still lives in Essex with his wife Debbie and their two children. Mick is one of the most popular author/illustrators in the world, his stories have been translated into over twenty different languages and his books have sold over 4 million copies. Kipper, perhaps his most popular character of all, is now the star of his very own TV series while Wibbly Pig, Penguin Small and Threadbear continue to delight young readers - and their parents!

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"

Mick has won numerous awards world-wide including The British Book Award for Penguin Small, The British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullabaloo, The Children's Book Award for Threadbear, The Parents and Munch Bunch Play and Learn Award and The Right Start Petit Filous Best Toy Award for Where, Oh Where is Kipper's Bear? Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998, and Kipper's A to Z won the silver medal in the 2001 Smarties Prize.

Fo most of Mick Inkpen's published work he is both author and illustrator. However, there is one title - WONDERFUL EARTH - that we rate highly, which he illustrated whilst Nick Butterworth provided the words.

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32 pages


Mick Inkpen
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Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

15th May 2008




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