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Kipper's A to Z Paperback – 12 Sep 2002


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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books; New Ed edition (12 Sep 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340784849
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340784846
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 27.1 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 974,294 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mick Inkpen is one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. The Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have millions of readers worldwide. He has won the British Book Award twice for Lullabyhullaballoo and Penguin Small and the Children's Book Award for Threadbear. He has also been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Award three times, winning Bronze for Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear. In addition to this, Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998. for more information see www.hodderchildrens.co.uk/kipper

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Kipper's A to Z by Mick Inkpen is a fantastic alphabet book which is beautifully illustrated and will not fail to engage young readers.

The reader is introduced to Kipper and his friend Arnold who find an ant which they put into a box. They then go in search of other things to go into the box and work their way through the alphabet. This is much more than just an alphabet book.

Children will enjoy Kipper and Arnold's search. Each page has the continuation of the story and a capital and small letter and words that begin with that letter. The layout of the pages is imaginative and varied and children will delight in reading this book and finding the words that begin with each letter. The attention to detail is brilliant as the word buzzzzzzz stretches across the page after the bee and the ant makes a reappearance later on in the alphabet. The Zebra makes several appearances, desperate to be included, but he is told it is not his turn yet!

Kipper's A to Z would be invaluable to anyone who is helping their child to learn the alphabet and letter sounds and the text means that it will still be read long after children have mastered the alphabet. This book would be suitable for 4-7 year olds and it deserves a place on every bookshelf and is sure to become a battered well-loved book. --Amanda York --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Kipper's A-Z, an alphabet book with a great Kipper story included, is destined to be a firm favourite among everyone this Christmas. (The Children's Bookseller, Sept 2000)

An alphabet adventure starring Kipper, his little friend Arnold and a delightful new character, Zebra.

Just about the cutest puppy in a favourite series achieves a stellar new success (Kirkus Reviews, Feb 1, 2001)

Adorable, breezy, clever, this is the alphabet book of choice

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By ELH Browning VINE VOICE on 26 Sep 2005
Format: Paperback
If you are a Kipper fan then this book is a must-have, and if you aren't then it's a good way to become one. This is a fantastic way to teach children their A-Z with Mike Inkpen's beautiful appealing illustrations. This book takes a sensible but rare approach to the alphabet, looking at each letter in turn within a good story. Kipper and his friend Arnold have a box which they are trying to fill with something beginning with each letter. Ant is easy, and then you'll spend the rest of the book looking out for it as it disappears on the duck and elephant pages (not everything will fit into the box). There are lovely touches that make the adult reader smile, like the zebra who shows up half way through and is so desperate for it to be his turn that finally Y is for Yes, Yes it is your turn now... .I also like the very big writing for the key words so that children can start to read these words for themselves. Whereas many alphabet books are worthy but a bit on the dull side, this is just pure Kipper fun. My children (2&4) love it. Smashing.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Pewari Naan on 1 July 2003
Format: Paperback
Kipper's A to Z is a delightful book which unlike most children's alphabet books doesn't take itself too seriously. It follows Kipper and Arnold through their world while they search for creatures to put in their alphabetical zoo box (unsuprisingly, the enormous elephant won't fit) cheating horribly along the way (X is for Xugglybug?!). It even features a rather impatient zebra who just won't wait until the end of the book. This had me laughing as much as my two-year-old.
The illustrations, as you would expect for Mick Inkpen, are superb - simple yet detailed enough to delight even after the hundredth read. From an educational point of view, all the words chosen fit nicely with the phonetic sounds of the alphabet which so refreshing after the last alphabet book we bought which had a is for ape and g is for giraffe - doomed to confuse from the start.
We originally got this book from the library, but it soon became apparent that it was one that needed to be a permanent fixture on the shelves.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Aug 2001
Format: Hardcover
It was wonderful to find a children's A-Z book that would hold the attention of a young child for the whole of the book - particularly a 2 year old! The story layout, using some favourite characters, with Mick Inkpen's wonderful illustrations is a joy for both child and adult alike. The emphasis of the order of the alphabet, particularly with 'z' coming at the end of the alphabet, is vital for children and made this something easy to remember for a young child.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Nov 2000
Format: Hardcover
My daughter, Hannah, is probably Kippers No.1 fan so this book is perfect with helping to teach her the alaphabet! Its refreshing to see an A-Z book with a bit of a difference, a wonderful story to follow too. Hannah has been shouting the letters out, and especially enjoys the 'K for Kipper' page! A definite favourite!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 27 July 2010
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Bought this for my two year old daughter who is already a big Kipper fan. She loves the pictures, however I think the concept of A-Z is still a bit beyod her so her attention did wane a little bit due to the length of the book. That said, the illustrations are lovely and I am sure that in a few months time this will becomone a firm favourite along with the other books in the Mick Inkpen collection. All in all a very good quality A-Z book which manages to integrate a story as well.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer of AMAZON-UK! on 10 May 2008
Format: Paperback
from Kipper and friends, with more dimensions than first expected!

It begins with an Ant, continues with a Bee who `buzzes' across the `Bb' page with zzzzzz also being appropriate as he buzzes off and away on the `Cc' page.......to reappear in `Zz' on the last page, where Arnold's `little ZOO' has accumulated!

This delightful book begins with an adorable page with Kipper telling the Zebra that he doesn't need him until much later!
Undaunted, the Zebra hopefully reappears on other pages!
In our Library group, the Zebra is a hero not only with the children who are eager to find where he next appears but also with the teachers as it surreptitiously portrays the subtle message that `he does get his turn', at the right time!
(rather like putting your hand up and waiting, in the case of older children!)

From the back cover:-

`L is for Lots of Ladybirds.
But what can Kipper find for Arnold that begins with X?'

Large paperback format with 60 high quality shiny pages, with the usual endearing illustrations, in the popular 2-page spread.
Letters are shown in their capital and lower case form in large, bold text followed by the main example of a word beginning with the appropriate letter, followed by a relevant sentence or two.

Example of text:-
`This is Kipper's little friend, Arnold.
Arnold has found an ant.

Aa is for ant.
And Arnold.

Bb is for box.
And buzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
They put the ant in the box, and followed the bumblebee.
It flew away.

`Let's find something beginning with C,' said Kipper.
But the caterpillar had already found them!
Cc is for Crawly caterpillar........
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Format: Paperback
Very simple in a great way. Colorful but not "loud". My 18 month old who loves kipper movies really loves this book and I am not at all bored of it.
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