Kip is stupendously annoying. Fat, clumsy and LOVES to cry. Appears to be incontinent, likes to wet himself and will most likely move on to anal leakage in the second book. As if that isn't bad enough, he somehow randomly, literally over a chapter, became an obnoxious and smartass know-it-all who comes up with infuriating one-liners and witty retorts (whilst still crying for no reason and wetting himself). Oh, I almost forgot, he also likes to drown himself, either in an inch of water, a rivulet, a small stream, a lake, you name it. He'll probably try the toilet next, if they even have them in his universe. Oh, and of course, he panics at the sight of rats, screams shrilly and, naturally, wets himself as a result. The list of his annoying traits is by no means exhaustive, and while each of them might, on their own, be er endearing, their combination is beyond revolting.