Kipper and Roly

Kipper and Roly

by Mick Inkpen
     
 

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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

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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 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.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340956601
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Series:
Kipper Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.20(d)
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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