From the bestselling Mick Inkpen, who is the ninth most borrowed author in libraries, this new edition celebrates 25 years of Kipper. Come on an alphabet adventure with everyone's favourite puppy and his friends: little pig, Arnold - who has lost his ant - and the hopeful Zebra, who is waiting and waiting for his turn to join the book. This is ...
From the bestselling Mick Inkpen, who is the ninth most borrowed author in libraries, this new edition celebrates 25 years of Kipper. Come on an alphabet adventure with everyone's favourite puppy and his friends: little pig, Arnold - who has lost his ant - and the hopeful Zebra, who is waiting and waiting for his turn to join the book. This is another Mick Inkpen triumph and is perfect as bedtime reading or as a fun and endearing way to introduce the alphabet to children. 'Kipper has touched a chord with children and parents alike.' Practical Parenting
Fine in very good dust jacket. Red Wagon Books, Harcourt, San Diego, 2001. 1st U.S. ed. ed, 1st printing printing, FINE/VERY GOOD, Hardcover, 10" x 11", Unpaginatedpgs. Glossy color pictorial boards. Book like new, in a dust jacket with few minor closed edge slits else very good. Kipper's A to Z: an alphabet adventure, illustrated in color by Mick Inkpen. Kipper the dog and his friend Arnold work through the alphabet by collecting animals for each letter. ISBN: 0152025944. Shipped in a custom box and packed with care.
Publishers Weekly, 2001-02-12 Creepy crawly critters and recurring jokes feature in this sprightly ABC tale. In a teaser, ahead of the title page, the eponymous pooch tells a zebra, "We won't need you till much, much later." Inkpen thus signals his plans to eschew a formulaic abecedarian approach and introduces the letters in inventive ways, giving his volume a rollicking spontaneity and a story line. In some cases, the author subtly slips the spotlighted letter into the narrative, which follows Kipper and his pig pal, Arnold, as they encounter bugs, animals and other objects, most of which Arnold places in a box (e.g., "He opened his box and put the interesting insect inside"). Other whimsical touches include the reemergence of creatures introduced on previous pages; inventive use of type (as on the spread introducing h, when the text forms an arc shaped around a hill); the intermittent appearance of the earnest zebra, who wants to know if it's his turn yet (to which Kipper replies, "No, not now!... You don't begin with N"); and one quite waggish omission: "Kipper couldn't think of anything beginning with K. Can you think of anything?" Yet likely the strongest selling point here is Inkpen's signature charming, childlike art, which offers endearing images of these expressive young animal characters at every turn. Adorable, breezy, clever, this is the alphabet book of choice. Ages 3-7. (Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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