Kipper's A to Z by Mick Inkpen


Kipper's A to Z by Mick Inkpen

From the bestselling Mick Inkpen, who is the ninth most borrowed author in libraries, this new edition celebrates 25 years of Kipper. Come on an alphabet adventure with everyone's favourite puppy and his friends: little pig, Arnold - who has lost his ant - and the hopeful Zebra, who is waiting and waiting for his turn to join the book. This is another Mick Inkpen triumph and is perfect as bedtime reading or as a fun and endearing way to introduce the alphabet to children. 'Kipper has touched a chord with children and parents alike.' Practical Parenting


Very clear and clever A to Z with simple, appealing illustrations and lots of tiny things to spot Bournemouth Daily Echo A perfect way to introduce the alphabet to children, with a story as well to keep the child entertained Family Interest Magazine A perfect introduction to the alphabet ... Rather than just listing words tat match the letters, there's a real story here, with a strong cast of characters,an involving plot and plenty of jokes to keep everyone smiling The Bookbag Inkpen is a master at creating loveable characters and getting them to do gentle but amusing things The Parents Guide A superior alphabet book that will engage the widest range of children, thanks to an imaginative storyline and endearing characters Radio Times Pure delight The Herald Funny and charming The London Parents Guide Outstanding Primrose Hill Books Warm and tender as ever, this will enthral children of all ages Carousel Adorable, breezy, clever, this is the alphabet book of choice Publisher's Weekly kipper and his endearing friends make learning the alphabet an enchanting experience Child Education A journey through the alphabet which is witty, inventive and captivating School Librarian Kipper has touched a chord with children and parents alike. Practical Parenting

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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64 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Publication date

1st May 2014



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