Kipper and Roly

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Kipper wants to choose a pet for Pig's birthday present. The rabbit is too sleepy, the guinea pigs are too timid, the mouse is too shy, and the stick insect is boring. But the hamster? The hamster is perfect. He can even do roly-polies!
"I wish I didn't have to give you to Pig," Kipper tells little Roly. When it's time for Pig's party, will Kipper be able to give Roly up? 8-1/4 X 9-1/16. Full-color ...
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Overview

Kipper wants to choose a pet for Pig's birthday present. The rabbit is too sleepy, the guinea pigs are too timid, the mouse is too shy, and the stick insect is boring. But the hamster? The hamster is perfect. He can even do roly-polies!
"I wish I didn't have to give you to Pig," Kipper tells little Roly. When it's time for Pig's party, will Kipper be able to give Roly up? 8-1/4 X 9-1/16. Full-color illustrations

Author Biography: Kipper is the creation of award-winning author-illustrator MICK INKPEN, whose books have sold more than five million copies worldwide and have been translated into more than twenty languages. Mr. Inkpen lives in Suffolk, England.

Kipper buys a hamster as a birthday present for Pig, but he grows to love the hamster so much that he does not want to give it away.

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Fresh from his success on Nick Jr. TV, Kipper reappears in a delightful picture book about generosity and a birthday wish. His friend Pig is having a birthday party, and his wish list centers around one thing -- a pet. Desperate for a rabbit, guinea pig, or something of the sort, Pig wonders just what he'll get. Kipper, being a dutiful friend, runs out to find the perfect furry companion. After passing over the sleepy rabbit and shy mouse, he finds the ideal pet -- a hamster. He feeds the adorable creature and finds he is not only cute but clever -- the hamster does a roly-poly down Kipper's arm!

The day of Pig's birthday party, Kipper and Roly Poly bond over breakfast. Kipper contemplates keeping the furry rascal for himself, and buying Pig a rabbit, an idea he quickly dismisses out of love and loyalty to his friend. But Kipper soon finds out that all of Pig's buddies gave him pets for his birthday! Standing among his new furry friends, Pig displays his own brand of generosity. He lets Kipper take Roly Poly home. His loving gesture is much appreciated, and Kipper and Roly Poly happily eat birthday cake -- together.

Mick Inkpen's thoughtful portrayal of Kipper and Pig as two loving and thoughtful friends will appeal to young readers. And delightfully simple illustrations, sprinkled with humor and lovely color, will charm youngsters. Roly Poly is especially adorable, with his chubby face and sparkling personality. A true treat for Kipper fans! (Amy Barkat)

Publishers Weekly
The irresistible pooch featured on Nick Jr. returns for Kipper and Roly by Mick Inkpen. Kipper buys Pig a hamster he names Roly for Pig's birthday, but finds it difficult to give up Roly. That's where Pig's generosity comes in. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Pig is having a birthday party and the only thing on his wish list is a pet, so Kipper rushes to the pet store and buys his friend a hamster. At home, the pup has great fun feeding and playing with it. He names it and begins to think he would like to keep the little guy. He gets caught up in building Roly a wild hamster ride and misses the party. When he gets to Pig's house, it turns out that the birthday boy has already gotten three new pets as presents and asks Kipper if he will take care of Roly for him. Watercolor cartoons complement this light and amusing story. The funniest illustrations are a series of nine small pictures that depict the steps of Roly's wild ride through all of Kipper's gadgets. Children should enjoy this simple tale.-Anne Parker, Milton Public Library, MA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Pig sends out birthday party invitations with a gift list that turns out to be a bit too short on suggestions in this latest episode of a popular series. Pig asks for a pet; unfortunately, the gerbil that Kipper chooses for him turns out to be so cute, so talented, that Kipper names it and then becomes reluctant to give it away. As usual, the spare text is printed in large type, and the illustrations collaborate actively in advancing the plot. In the end, Kipper downheartedly does his duty, but Pig, who has already received a rabbit, two guinea pigs, a mouse, and even a stick insect from other party-goers, delights his canine friend by asking him to keep taking care of "Roly." Inkpen gives his dot-eyed figures the barest minimum of surrounding detail, so that the puppy-gerbil bonding will be clear even to very young fans. Though this may not have the psychological depth of Russell Hoban's A Birthday for Frances (1968), for instance, the harmonious, tidy resolution brings its own brand of satisfaction. (Picture book. 3-6)
From the Publisher
"It will . . . have youngsters begging for hamsters of their own."—Booklist

"Irresistible."—Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340956601
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 5/15/2008
  • Series: Kipper Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 989,831
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

MICK INKPEN is the award-winning creator of Kipper. His books have sold more than five million copies worldwide and have been translated into more than twenty languages. Mr. Inkpen lives in Suffolk, England.

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