Search Results: "Mick Inkpen"


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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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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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NOTHING by Mick Inkpen
by Mick Inkpen, illustrated by Mick Inkpen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Readers searching for deep meanings will find plenty to ponder, especially in the perfect balance between the profoundness of Nothing's mission and the humor of the text. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this delightful tale from Inkpen (Wibbly Pig Makes Pictures, 1995, etc.), the circle goes unbroken when a ratty and abandoned stuffed toy recalls its own true self. Read full book review >

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

"A cheerful tale to chase away the rainy-day blues and encourage youngsters to don their foul weather gear and make like the ducks. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Kipper, the perky black-eared pup, returns in a lift-the-flap salute to soggy weather. Read full book review >

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KIPPER by Mick Inkpen
by Mick Inkpen, illustrated by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"Appealing, clear watercolor illustrations with plenty of white space make this suitable for lap-reading or a picture book crowd. (Fiction. 2-5)"
Kipper—a dog—decides to clean out his basket, discarding his chewed-up bone and ball and his smelly blanket, with the result that he no longer finds the basket comfortable. 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 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’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 >