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The Blue Balloon

Written by Mick Inkpen

Part of the Kipper Series

Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers

LoveReading View on The Blue Balloon

This was the book that introduced the lovable Kipper to millions of children the world over. A truly wonderful story to share and to be treasured and loved time and time again. Written in a single afternoon by the author, the story of a magic blue balloon takes a boy and Kipper on a wonderful adventure. Unique back in 1991 and still pretty unusual now, it has pages that expand into huge spreads that help to tell the story in a way that will have children gasping for more.

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The Blue Balloon Synopsis

The Blue Balloon is now a celebrated classic which continues to delight millions of children. Kipper has found a soggy blue balloon in the garden. At first, it seems like an ordinary balloon, but it's not. It's full of fun and magic. This is a book to be treasured, loved, read time and time again, with fantastic fold-out pages.

Mick Inkpen is the libraries' ninth most borrowed author.

The Blue Balloon Press Reviews

Beautifully illustrated and full of the kinds of visual surprises kids love. What's On (July 1993)

Inkpen's pale watercolours against a white background give a cool, calm feel, while the use of pull-out pages and sequences of pictures give an animated feel. Beginner readers will be able to tackle the simple text, but it's a great story to share with all ages. Junior, July 2000


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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781444922561
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780340918197
Publication date: 20/07/2006
Publisher: Hachette Children's Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444922561
Publication date: 1st January 2015
Author: Mick Inkpen
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Other Categories: Bookshelf Essentials

About 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 ...

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