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Hissss! - Mick Inkpen

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Genre: Junior Books / Author: Mick Inkpen / Paperback / 24 Pages / Book is published 1999-06-17 by Hodder Children's Books

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      29.01.2013 12:49
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      A simple cute story

      My youngest daughter Emily really loves books and my eldest daughter Sophie loves a trip to the library, on one of our more recent trips we picked up this book about Little Kipper.

      The book is written by Mick Inkpen who has written many childrens books and whose books we have always enjoyed. There are a large number of books in the Kipper range and my daughters have read a number of them now and always enjoy them.

      The front cover of the book shows Kipper the Dog sat with a rubber duck in a paddling pool full of water, the name of the book is written in large black letters above the picture and the name of the author is written underneath. The background is white so the picture stands out really well and is nice and colourful.

      The story follows Kipper the dog on a very hot day, to begin with Kipper uses the sun to make shadows on the wall then he lays on his blanket and has a nice cool drink before deciding he should get the paddling pool out. Kipper gets the paddling pool from the top shelf in the cupboard and the contents of the cupboard fall on top of him, both my girls think this is rather amusing.

      Kipper blows up the paddling pool and leaves the hose to fill it up whilst he goes for an ice cream but when he returns there is water on the floor and he finds the pool has deflated. On bending down Kipper can hear a hiss coming from the paddling pool and so he takes the plasters off his head which he put on when the toys fell on his head and he places it on the paddling pool to fix it meaning he can enjoy the paddling pool after all.

      The pictures in the book are nice and colourful but they are also on a white background so there is not too much detailing and my Emily loves to point out Kipper and his rubber duck on the pages, all the way through the book we keep getting "woof woof" and "quack quack" from her.

      Both girls like this story although Emily likes to listen to it more than Sophie which is probably as it is a bit too short and simple a story for my eldest now as she is heading for 6 years old now. Both girls find it funny when the toys fall on Kippers head and I keep telling Sophie this is what is going to happen to her if she doesn't tidy her room.

      The book is simple with only a few words on each page, it is quick to read Sophie started reading it to Emily before we took it back so it was helping with her reading too which is great. I would rate this book 5 stars as I cannot find a fault with it.

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      02.01.2012 17:06
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      Hissss

      you're a fan of Kipper then this book is definitely for you. Kipper is a cute little puppy and stars in his own television show on the Nickelodeon network. His adventures have now been turned into short little books for babies and children. 

      It is written by the author MICK INKPEN. According to an article I read his books starring Kipper have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into more than twenty languages. I really like them and so does my little girl as they are quite simple short stories which are quick but very fun to read. We can get through a number of them in one night and they are also really handy to stick in a bag and take out with you as they are quite small and sturdy.

      My version is a really nice board book. Each page is made of a thick cardboard and so it is very sturdy and holds up when little fingers are thumbing through them and they do stand up to a bit of chewing even if the edges get a bit bitten.

      It's a hot day and Kipper needs to find a way to stay cool. Kipper finds a paddling pool in the cupboard but as he is blowing it up he hears a tiny hissss. Will Kipper find a way to keep cool? Whilst Kipper is blowing up the pool he hits his head and needs to put a plaster on it. Then, clever Kipper he figures out that if he puts the plaster on the hole it will stop the hiss!

      The front cover features a very cute picture of Kipper splashing about in the paddling pool with a cute yellow rubber duckie. The illustrations in this book are very simple but effective. They often have just Kipper in a certain pose with no background pictures but I think that is enough to really make it stand out. The writing is black and bold too so it enables you to read it easily and also for kids to start looking at and understanding the words too. 

      The book has an ISBN number of 0-340-73691-7 and costs £3.99 and is a baby/toddler book I definitely recommend.

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      10.10.2009 10:56
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      Kippers storyboards books

      If you have read my previous reviews you will know that my daughter is obsessed with these and that she has quite a few.

      Kipper books are the work of a Author called Mick Inkpen who has won many awards for his childrens books.

      The Kipper story Hisssss is one of the Kipper storyboard books aimed at young preschoolers.

      The board books are as the name suggests made of hard cardboard so even with clumsy toddlers hands you can enjoy again and again without the fear of losing a page or too.

      The plotline of Hissss is that Kipper is enjoy a nice hot summers day, and decides that today is a paddling pool type of day.

      Kipper hurts his head trying to find his paddling pool and has to have a plaster on his bump.

      The fact that kipper wears a plaster has made it much easier for Alexis to wear one as she used to freak out about them before we had tis book.

      It's strange how a book can make an impact on how a young child will behave.

      Kippers paddling pool turned out to have a hole in it and kipper used the plaster to mend his pool which was as the book says "clever wasn't it"

      If only it was that simple to fix a hole in a paddling pool in real life...

      These storys are charming and the characters are very loveable.

      Unlike other Kipper books Hisssss has no other characters in the story other than kipper himself.

      We are getting a puppy in a few weeks which we have decided to name Kip, after these books.

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