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.
Kipper has touched a chord with children and parents alike. (Practical Parenting)
Kipper's A to Z is reissued for a new generation of children in celebration of Kipper's 18th Birthday!
About the Author
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 is the winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullaballoo, and the Children`s Book Award for Threadbear. He`s also been shortlisted for the Smarties Award three times. In addition to this, Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children`s film in 1998.