Search Results: "Mick Inkpen"


BOOK REVIEW

KIPPER'S BIRTHDAY by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Inkpen's clean, affectionately comical style. (Picture book. 3-7)"
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. Read full book review >

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MICK by Chris Lynch
FICTION
Released: March 31, 1996

"Stay tuned: Lynch continues this harsh, headlong tale in two other entries in the Blue-Eyed Son series: Blood Relations (ISBN 0-06- 025399-1) and the upcoming Dog Eat Dog. (Fiction. 12+)"
When the bars, brawls, and trash-talk he's grown up with start to wear on an Irish-American teenager, he learns that it's not that easy to walk away. Read full book review >

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KIPPER'S TOYBOX by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Like Walsh's Mouse Count (1991), an elegantly simple, satisfying story with a lot of opportunities for counting. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Kipper, a charmingly fubsy dog, is concerned: something has nibbled a hole in his toybox; and when he dumps his toys out, he can count one too many: seven. Read full book review >

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BILLY'S BEETLE by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Truly childlike and unusually entertaining. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In a cleverly elaborated story with a cumulative element, Billy looks for the beetle that's escaped from his matchbox. Read full book review >

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KIPPER’S MONSTER by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Except, of course, that it's Kipper. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Inkpen's Kipper is gladsome enough that it is never a problem to have him around, and Inkpen has such a light touch he never feels intrusive, but this contribution to things that go bump in the night feels awfully timeworn. Read full book review >

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WIBBLY PIG MAKES PICTURES by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Each volume is short and sweet. (Board books. 2-4)"
Wibbly Pig is a rather lovable figure, a naked little pig with a round tummy who runs around with his big ears flopping, just about the age of his intended audience. Read full book review >

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KIPPER'S BOOK OF OPPOSITES by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"Also in the series: books of Colors and Numbers (0-15-200647-8, 0-15-200646-X). (Picture book. 1-3)"
Imported from Britain, small concept books featuring the pooch known to toddlers from Kipper (Little, Brown, 1992), Kipper's Toybox, and Kipper's Birthday (both Harcourt, 1992 and 1993). Read full book review >

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KIPPER’S SUNNY DAY by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A great way to get little ones energized for a trip to the beach. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A sun-filled day promises fun for Kipper and his best pal Tiger when they embark on a jaunt to the beach. Read full book review >

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KIPPER AND ROLY by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Though this may not have the psychological depth of Russell Hoban's A Birthday for Frances (1968), for instance, the harmonious, tidy resolution brings its own brand of satisfaction. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Pig sends out birthday party invitations with a gift list that turns out to be a bit too short on suggestions in this latest episode of a popular series. Read full book review >

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KIPPER’S A TO Z by Mick Inkpen
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Just about the cutest puppy in a favorite series achieves a stellar new success. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Canine Kipper squires his piglet friend, Arnold, from "Aa is for ant" to "Zz is for Zebra" in a big, playful, alphabet story that is just the ticket for turning pre-readers into new readers. Read full book review >

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GUMBOOT'S CHOCOLATEY DAY by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1991

"Like his sympathetically humorous, deftly phrased text, Inkpen's watercolor illustrations are guilelessly engaging. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An ingenuous pig has a happy day eating a giant chocolate bar, bit by bit, and making friends with a little girl who trades half the bread she's feeding the ducks for his next-to-last piece. Read full book review >

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MICK by Christopher Andersen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2012

"Skip it and read Life instead."
Journalist and best-selling celebrity biographer Andersen (William and Kate: A Royal Love Story, 2010, etc.) brings his taste for the titillating tales of British royalty to this breezy, shamelessly shallow recap of rock god Mick Jagger's life so far. Read full book review >