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    • ISBN:9781444922561
    • Publication date:21 Feb 2019

The Blue Balloon

By Mick Inkpen

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The Blue Balloon is the bestselling picture book which first introduced Kipper, created by the master storyteller, Mick Inkpen.

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.

Biographical Notes

Mick Inkpen has been a bestselling children's author for over 25 years. He is one of today's most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children's Book Award for Threadbear and the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullaballoo. Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film.

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  • ISBN: 9780340918197
  • Publication date: 20 Jul 2006
  • Page count: 42
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
This Inkpen classic features some of the best examples of fold-outs ever... although thanks to some very enthusiastic young hands our copy's mostly held together with sticky-tape now. — The Guardian (Aidan Moffat)
A delightful story with a surprise on every page — Child Care
The story is charming and the illustrations uncluttered ... an ideal book to base work around, to explore dreams and magic, and the notion that something so ordinary can become something so exciting — Child Education
Beautifully illustrated and full of the kinds of visual surprises kids love. — What's On (July 1993)
The easy-to-read text with its wealth of sparkling vocabulary makes this a classic story to be treasured and read time and time again — EYE Magazine
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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Mrs Blackhat

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I Will Love You Anyway

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From the creators of Kipper and Wibbly Pig, comes a funny and moving classic-in-the-making, now in an adorable mini hardback edition.I don't do 'sit!'I don't do 'stay!'But I will love you anyway.From the celebrated creators of Kipper, Wibbly Pig, and Zoe and Beans comes a picture book to treasure. Dog is very badly behaved - he destroys everything, chases cars and won't stop running away! But when he finds himself lost and alone there is one person he can count on.Praise for Mick Inkpen:'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' GuardianPraise for Zoe and Beans:'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' CarouselFor activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.comMick Inkpen has been a bestselling children's author for over 25 years. He is one of today's most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children's Book Award for Threadbear and the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullaballoo. Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film. It wasn't until Mick became a father that he began his career in children's books. Now father and daughter have come together for a unique and exciting picture book partnership. Chloë Inkpen grew up surrounded by picture books and has a natural gift for storytelling. A love of language and art saw her swap an English degree course at Nottingham University for a degree in Illustration at the Glasgow School of Art. In her final year Chloë was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloë's events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloë are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.

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Hole in the Zoo

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An exciting new story from the bestselling team behind Kipper, I Will Love You Anyway and Fred. At Upalongdownalong Avenue in the garden at Number 2, there's a hole in the wall that belongs to the Zoo and things have started coming through...Jam-packed with mischievous animals swinging, splashing and crashing through the pages, this energetic rhyming adventure is a breath of fresh air.Praise for Mick Inkpen:'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' GuardianPraise for Zoe and Beans:'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' CarouselFor activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.comMick Inkpen has been a bestselling children's author for over 25 years. He is one of today's most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children's Book Award for Threadbear and the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullaballoo. Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film. It wasn't until Mick became a father that he began his career in children's books. Now father and daughter have come together for a unique and exciting picture book partnership. Chloë Inkpen grew up surrounded by picture books and has a natural gift for storytelling. A love of language and art saw her swap an English degree course at Nottingham University for a degree in Illustration at the Glasgow School of Art. In her final year Chloë was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloë's events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloë are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.

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Cuddle up with Kipper! A classic Kipper title, reissued for a new generation of children. Kipper's friend Pig only wants a pet for his birthday, so that is exactly what Kipper buys him: a little hamster called Roly. But Kipper starts to play with Roly before Pig's birthday party and before he knows it he has missed the party and completely fallen for little Roly and cannot bear to give him away.A charming story celebrating the joy of pets. 'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper' Daily Mail 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian

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Award-winning author Mick Inkpen explores the excitement of Christmas ... A sure-fire Christmas classic reissued for a new generation of children. Aunt Larlie is coming to stay and she's brought her knitting needles! She has already given Wibbly a scarf and some gloves and now Wibbly is worried that there is another tickly Christmas present on the way... A perfect tale of a small child's anticipation of Christmas.Mick Inkpen has won the British Book Award, the Children's Book Award and been shortlisted for both the Kate Greenway Medal and the Nestle Prize and is consistently in the Top Ten most borrowed children's authors from public libraries.

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Kipper: Kipper's Snowy Day

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Snuggle down and read this classic snowy Kipper title together.Kipper loves the snow and when he sees great white flakes tumbling down one morning, he can't wait to be out enjoying himself. Kipper's friend Tiger isn't nearly as good at snow games as Kipper is, because of his silly, woolly clothes - but they still manage to build a wonderful snowdog.A joyful book with a wintry theme, reissued for a new generation to enjoy.'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail

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Cuddle up with Kipper! A classic Kipper title, reissued for a new generation of children.Kipper opens his cornflakes and discovers treasure inside. A plastic wiggly thing, which turns out to be the biggest, most beautiful beach ball ever. He and Tiger have wonderful fun with their new toy, splashing by the sea in the sun, until they hear a small - pop! But there's always another box of cornflakes and more treasure to be found.A summer adventure about friendship and sharing- perfect for holidays. 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian'You cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail

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Kipper: Kipper's Toybox

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A classic Kipper picture book, perfect for sharing together.Kipper has one, two, three, four, five, six favourite toys. But he's worried. Someone or something has been nibbling a hole in his toybox. What can it be? And are his toys safe? If you look very closely at the pictures you might just spot the answer... it's a little mouse! Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years."The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot." Guardian"You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper." Daily Mail

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A classic Kipper picture book, capturing all of the magic and anticipation of Christmas Eve. Which is best, Kipper wonders, Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Presents, or expecting presents? It's Christmas Eve, and Kipper and his friends are preparing for the big day. Decorating the tree, exchanging presents and sharing in all the excitement together!Full of festive cheer, this charming story is perfect for reading together at Christmas time.Kipper has been a much-loved picture book character for over 25 years. "You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper" - Daily Mail"The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot" - Guardian

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The sun is down, the moon is up, and it's past bedtime. But outside the castle there's an awful lot of noise! Will the princess ever get to sleep? With a fold out page on every spread!