Monday 11 May 2015

Kipper and Friends by Mick Inkpen (Hodder Children's Books)

Kipper's Little Friends

Written and Illustrated by
Mick Inkpen

Published by Hodder Children's Books

Wow, did you know that young Kipper has been around for 25 years? That's a pretty respectable age for a busy little dog isn't it? The Kipper stories by Mick Inkpen are timeless and classic and in "Kipper's Little Friends" the young pooch is finding out all about baby animals along with his friend Arthur the Pig. They find out that a baby pig is a piglet, a baby owl (like Arthur's new toy) is called an Owlet. So what's a baby duck called? (Clue: Not a ducklet!) A baby frog? Come to mention it, what is a baby dog called?

Children will love this story and love shouting out their answers - and it'll stimulate great discussions about baby animals (what's a baby cow called? A baby lion? A baby Narwhal? OK I must admit Charlotte completely stumped me with that last one!)

A great little story for younger readers.

Charlotte's best bit: When naughty Arthur tries to see if his baby owl can swim. Poor baby owl looks VERY sorry for himself when he's fished out of the pond!

Daddy's Favourite bit: Wow, amazing to think that the Kipper books are 25 years old. Charlotte has grown up with them and loved them, and though she claims she's 'far too old' for these books now, she still loved sitting down with me to read this one (and giggle along with Kipper and Arthur's antics)

(Kindly sent to us for review by Hodder Children's Books)