Mick Inkpen - Kipper's Birthday Big Book - Hachette Children's Group

Kipper's Birthday Big Book

By Mick Inkpen

  • Paperback
  • £16.99

This classic Kipper title is published as a BIG BOOK! Perfect for group use - in classrooms, at nurseries, parties, or at home!

The day before Kipper's birthday he prepares his party invitations and makes a cake. He invites everyone to his party tomorrow, but doesn't deliver the invitations until the next day. Hence all sorts of confusion. When exactly is my birthday, wonders Kipper. Is it today or was it yesterday? Maybe it's tomorrow. However, when his friends finally arrive, they bring the perfect present.

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.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780340981207
  • Publication date: 17 Jul 2008
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  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Enchanting — The Southern Daily Echo
A diverting tale ... has a thoroughly satisfying ending — The Listener
A pleasure to read — Child Education
A modern day classic with big, bold illustrations alongside clear print — Practical Pre-School
Delightful — The Good Book Guide
Kipper is as loveable as ever and Mick Inkpen continues to work his magic — Write Away
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