KIPPER'S BIRTHDAY by Mick Inkpen

KIPPER'S BIRTHDAY

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Age Range: 3 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Last seen in an imaginative counting book (Kipper's Toybox, 1992), the appealingly flop-eared little dog is back with a satisfying variation on the old birthday-party-confusion theme. Kipper's busy with preparations for his own party, with uncertainties that mostly turn out fine--the cake that's flat going into the oven, for example, slowly becomes ``a sort of heap, but it smelled good.'' But the party invitations, delivered the day after they're written because Kipper is tired from his labors, refer to ``tomoro.'' Result: a mystified pup comforts himself with cake and then gets a sort of unintentional surprise party the day after his birthday. Just right for small people intrigued by the concepts of ``yesterday'' and ``tomorrow''; illustrated in Inkpen's clean, affectionately comical style. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-15-200503-X
Page count: 28pp
Publisher: Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1993




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