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.