On my bookshelf we have a well loved Kipper book. In case you don’t know, Kipper is a dog, who lives a lovely simple existence with his friends in the books written by Mick Inkpen. We do not own this book. On the inside it has a little plate letting you know it is owned by the library. I think we’ve had it on semi-permanent loan for nearly a year now! I love the gentleness of Mick Inkpen’s stories, and the beautifully drawn illustrations. The pages are clean and clear, making a great use of white space, allowing the child to focus on the story. I think that it is about time I accepted that there are just some books you really do need to own. Anything written by Mick Inkpen is worth investing in.
The Mick Inkpen Collection contains his seven best selling stories in one hard covered book. The stories are Kipper, Billy's Beetle, The Blue Balloon, Threadbear, Lullabyhullaballoo, Bear, and Nothing. Each book will cost you about £4 each if bought individually. The collection has a RRP of £14.99, and we have heard that it is also possible to find it at WH Smith at the discount price of £9.74.
Thanks to deal-hunter at HUKD!