Saturday, 7 December 2013

Kipper's Christmas Eve-Mick Inkpen

Mick Inkpen has created one of the best-loved characters in picture books- Kipper.  Always popular, Inkpen's colourful, bold pictures are great for sharing either 1-1 or in a group, and the stories are touching and humorous. 

Kipper's Christmas Eve is no exception.  Both children and adults are charmed by the simplicity of the Kipper books, and in this tale he is preparing for Christmas Day.  The young audience will be able to appreciate the festive routines of collecting a tree, opening presents and novelty fashion.  The large illustrations enhance the tale and are full of life and energy.

The only negative is that it is quite a long story for the target age range, and I have found that some children aren't able to concentrate long enough to enjoy the whole book.  However, Kipper and his friends are a staple of any children's library.

Kipper's Christmas Eve is out now, published by Hodder.


With thanks to Hodder for providing me with this book in return for an honest review.

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