Books by Mick Inkpen and Complete Book Reviews

Nick Butterworth, Author, Mick Inkpen, Author, Mick Inkpen, Joint Author Thomas Nelson Publishers $14.99 (28p) ISBN 978-0-8499-5832-8
This child-friendly, interactive book about earth's history and its current state of disrepair is part creation myth, part environmental-awareness tale. In a chatty, upbeat tone, British collaborators Butterworth and Inkpen explain how God created...
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Mick Inkpen, Author Yearling Books $3.99 (0p) ISBN 978-0-440-40609-9
Whimsical porcine and bovine activities are concocted by a boy and girl each imagining a new pet. Ages 2-6. (Apr.)
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Mick Inkpen, Author Red Wagon Books $18 (64p) ISBN 978-0-15-202594-6
Creepy crawly critters and recurring jokes feature in this sprightly ABC tale. In a teaser, ahead of the title page, the eponymous pooch tells a zebra, ""We won't need you till much, much later."" Inkpen thus signals his plans to eschew a formulaic...
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Mick Inkpen, Author Little Brown and Company $14.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-316-41884-3
The latest book by the prolific Inkpen ( The Blue Ballon ; One Bear at Bedtime ) is easily judged by its cover, which boasts a clever title; an engaging picture of a well-worn, smiling teddy hanging by its ear on a clothesline; and a cushioned,...
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Mick Inkpen, Author Orchard Books (NY) $14.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-531-30076-3
Inkpen's (Penguin Small; Kipper) familiar, unadorned watercolors animate this simple and fetching story, which opens as a family, anticipating their baby's arrival, prepares to move into a bigger house around the corner: ""The cat has gone missing,...
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Mick Inkpen, Author Little Brown and Company $14.95 (1p) ISBN 978-0-316-41883-6
Inkpen's flair for creating affable animal characters is again evident in this brief tale of a dog who, in a fit of housecleaning, clears his stuffed rabbit, ball, bone and ``smelly old blanket'' out of his basket. But unable to get comfortable in...
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Mick Inkpen, Author Little Brown and Company $12.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-316-41889-8
Bedtimesometimes a difficult time for both parents and childrencan inspire alternatives to counting sheep: How about five lions, seven ostriches, or a 10-headed monster? Instead of winding down for the night and the cessation of all activity, these...
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Mick Inkpen, Author Red Wagon Books $13.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-15-216614-4
A scary storybook inspires Kipper to go camping in Kipper's Monster by Mick Inkpen, but when the frightened pup drops his flashlight, the image of a tiny snail seems supersized. (May)
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Mick Inkpen, Author Red Wagon Books $15.95 (16p) ISBN 978-0-15-200394-4
In this pop-up bedtime tale, Kipper, a floppy-earred dog, searches for his teddy bear in every nook and cranny that he finds. He looks in holes and under blankets; he asks mice, piglets and even the ``pinky purple Bleeper People living on the moon''
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Mick Inkpen, Author Yearling Books $3.99 (0p) ISBN 978-0-440-40520-7
From its single bruin to ``a monster with ten heads who takes forever to say goodnight,'' this counting book is a lark. PW commented, ``Inkpen's watercolor animals are a fidgety, frolicsome bunch of mischief-makers.'' Ages 2-6. (Oct.)
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Mick Inkpen, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $7.95 (10p) ISBN 978-0-15-216607-6
Youngest booklovers can interact with several new titles. Kipper the winsome pup stars in two touch and feel titles based on the books by Mick Inkpen. In Kipper's Surprise, textured fabrics help readers keep pace with Kipper on his way to a party
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Mick Inkpen, Author, Mick Inkpen, Illustrator Harcourt Children's Books $13.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-15-216344-0
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.
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Mick Inkpen, Author, Mick Ankpen, Author Little Brown and Company $14.45 (28p) ISBN 978-0-316-41886-7
It's certainly true that children love balloons, and the balloon in this captivating fantasy is an exceptional one indeed. It looks like an ordinary, soggy blue balloon when the family dog finds it in the garden, but the boy soon finds out that it...
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Mick Inkpen, Author, Mick Ankpen, Author Orchard Books (NY) $14.95 (16p) ISBN 978-0-531-30130-2
The narrator of this beguiling lift-the-flap book spies a sign in a pet shop announcing: ""Everything Must Go!""; an unexpected sales pitch ensues--as does an unobtrusive lesson in counting and adding. Hiding behind the lift-the-flap sign is a tiny...
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Mick Inkpen, Author, Karrie A. Oswald, Editor Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $7.95 (10p) ISBN 978-0-15-216615-1
Youngest booklovers can interact with several new titles. Kipper the winsome pup stars in two touch and feel titles based on the books by Mick Inkpen. In Kipper's Surprise, textured fabrics help readers keep pace with Kipper on his way to a party
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Mike Inkpen, Author, Mick Inkpen, Author Little Brown and Company $7.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-316-41888-1
The ``what if'' implied in each of these titles is playfully executed; for the girl who imagines life with a sheep, and for the boy who imagines life with a pig, the days would be full indeed. Baths together until they are both wrinkly, or chasing...
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