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    • ISBN:9781444922561
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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
Hodder Children's Books

Mrs Blackhat

Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen

An exciting new story from the bestselling team behind Kipper and I Will Love You Anyway.Over the gateat number 8,round the back,through the flapand onto the lapof Mrs Blackhat!Meet Mrs Blackhat, a witch who just loves the colour black. From her broom to her hat, all is black... apart from her cat. What can she do to fix this problem? Find out in this hilarious, rhyming story!Praise for I Will Love You Anyway:'Charming, sad and funny. The day it arrived, my three-year old insisted we read it thirteen consecutive times' - Huffington PostMick 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.

Hodder Children's Books

Kipper's Beach Ball Board Book

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Cuddle up with Kipper! A classic Kipper title about friendship, reissued in a durable board book format 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

Hodder Children's Books

Wibbly Pig at the Zoo

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
Hodder Children's Books

Hole in the Zoo

Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen

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.

Hodder Children's Books

A Royal Lullabyhullaballoo

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
Hodder Children's Books

Kipper's Christmas Eve Board Book

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
Hodder Children's Books

Fred

Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
Contributors:
Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
Hodder Children's Books

I Will Love You Anyway

Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
Contributors:
Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen

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.

Hodder Children's Books

Kipper: Hide Me, Kipper

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
Hodder Children's Books

Kipper: Kipper's New Pet

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
Hodder Children's Books

Kipper: Kipper's Monster

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
Hodder Children's Books

Tickly Christmas Wibbly Pig

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

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.

Hodder Children's Books

Penguin Small

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen
Hodder Children's Books

Kipper: Kipper's Snowy Day

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

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

Hodder Children's Books

Kipper: Kipper's Toybox

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Celebrating 25 years, this classic Kipper title is reissued for a new generation of children.Someone or something has nibbled a hole in Kipper's toybox. When Kipper identifies the culprit he thinks his troubles are over - but in actual fact they are only just beginning!Mick Inkpen is the libraries' ninth most borrowed author.'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

Hodder Children's Books

Kipper: One Year With Kipper

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

A classic Kipper picture book about the changing seasons and the months of the year.Kipper has a new camera. He puts it to good use, recording all his adventures with Tiger. Throwing snowballs in February, catching tadpoles in April, picking blackberries in September and collecting conkers in October. Until Christmas time... when Kipper makes a special memory book for Tiger with a photo for each month of the year!Little ones will love learning all about the months of the year with this charming story.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

Hodder Children's Books

Kipper's Little Friends

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Mick Inkpen's Kipper has been a star of picture books and animation for 25 years. This new story will captivate a new generation of children. Mick Inkpen is the libraries' ninth most borrowed author.Kipper and Arthur are talking about baby animals. A baby owl must be an owlet, so a baby frog is a froglet and a baby hedgehog can only be a hoglet... But what is a baby dog called? Do you know?A charming tale about animals - and growing up.'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian

Hodder Children's Books

Wibbly Pig and the Tooky

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

Big Pig's sister should have bought a cuddly toy at the zoo but instead she's put Tooky in her backpack. Tooky's not a toy. He's a toucan. A REAL toucan. And he's soon causing chaos. How will Wibbly and his friends ever get Tooky home?Mick Inkpen, creator of Kipper and many other prizewinning picture books, has brought to life a character who has won the hearts of millions of readers the world over.'An irresistible character. Wibbly Pig does things every toddler can relate to.' Daily Telegraph

Hodder Children's Books

Kipper

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

The very first classic Kipper picture book, perfect for sharing together at cuddle time.Kipper's basket is old and worn, so he decides to look for a new place to sleep! Maybe he could build a nest like the squirrels, stand on one leg like the ducks ... Or sit on a lily-pad like the frogs? But, eventually, Kipper realises that there's nowhere quite like his cosy basket, surrounded by all his favourite toys.With a special gold cover, this charming story will make the perfect gift.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

Hodder Children's Books

Sports Day

Mick Inkpen, Nick Butterworth
Authors:
Mick Inkpen, Nick Butterworth