One Year with Kipper by Mick Inkpen


One Year with Kipper by Mick Inkpen

A beautiful reissue of a picture book classic to celebrate 25 years of Kipper! Kipper has made a new year resolution not to throw snowballs at Tiger. He manages to keep to this for a whole month, but in February it snows! Kipper and Tiger have fun every month as the photos that Kipper takes show. And at the end of the year, Kipper finds out that Tiger hasn't forgotten the snowball in February! Mick Inkpen is the libraries' ninth most borrowed author. 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian 'Kipper has touched a chord with children and parents alike.' Practical Parenting


Charming Sunday Express A lovely story, laid out in a simple way that is easy for children to follow Nursery Education Fun and accessible ... wonderful Focus A wonderful way for yong children to pick up on the different aspects of the changing seasons Shetland Times A charming story... Sunday Express Mick Inkpen's genius knows no bounds ...incredible... fulll of superb images brimming with great words. ...a delightful narrative... The Good Book Guide Another delightful title... The Children's Bookseller REVIEWS ON KIPPER'S A TO Z Kipper's A-Z, an alphabet book with a great Kipper story included, is destined to be a firm favourite among everyone this Christmas. The Children's Bookseller, Sept 2000 An alphabet adventure starring Kipper, his little friend Arnold and a delightful new character, Zebra. Just about the cutest puppy in a favourite series achieves a stellar new success Kirkus Reviews, Feb 1, 2001 Adorable, breezy, clever, this is the alphabet book of choice A fun way to learn abou thte months and seasons, it has lots of touchtstones for toddlers to identify with. 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
Interest Age: To 5


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Publication date

1st January 2015



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