3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A lovely gentle story for a young child,
This review is from: The Blue Balloon (Paperback)
This is a beautifully illustrated story of a little boy and a balloon. The boy's dog is clearly recognisable as Kipper though he isn't key to the story and if your child doesn't yet know the Kipper character then this would be lovely gentle introduction. It's a simple tale of a boy playing with a rather magical balloon. Plus there's a pull-out page at the end with a surprise which never fails to amuse the children.
Kipper books vary widely in level from the very simple like `Splosh' which is a `first story book', for an 18-month old who just moving on from picture dictionary type books, to those with a story-line that is conceptually suited to a 4 year old (Kipper's birthday for example could be used to teach yesterday & tomorrow). This story falls towards the simpler end of this spectrum, perfect for a 2 year old, though my four and five year olds both still enjoy it.