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Where, Oh Where, Is Kipper's Bear? - Mick Inkpen

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Hardcover: 16 pages / Publisher: Red Wagon Books / Published: Sep 1995

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      29.04.2013 21:19
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      A lovely interactive book

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      Interactive fun
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      This book featuring Kipper the dog has been one of my daughter's favourites for a long time, and we've read it lots of times. She loves books where you can pull tabs and lift flaps, so this really fits the bill for her!

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      Where, oh where, is Kipper's bear?
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      Kipper is a very cute little dog who features in many children's books and also on TV and he is likely to be familiar to many of you.

      In this book, we follow poor Kipper as he searches everywhere for his bear. He looks in baby's cot, under the stairs, and even seems to check on the moon for his little bear, but to no avail.

      What appeals to my daughter is that this is interactive, and we can help Kipper search for his bear by helping to lift blankets, open cupboards, and so on. I think this is good for her as she is not one to sit quietly and listen to a story - she likes to interrupt and ask questions, so these little pop-up elements keep her occupied!

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      The story itself is told in a rhyming format so it has a nice rhythm to it when you read it - although there is one page that annoys me because it doesn't seem to scan quite right. A bit picky of me, but when you have read this book as much as I have then these things can start to grate!

      But all in all this is a really nice, fun book - my daughter has memorised parts of it and always enjoys helping poor Kipper look for his bear. The pop-up elements are really nice and are different from page to page, and it's a nice book to read together. There is also a real light at the end of the book - we actually got this as a hand-me-down and the light has never worked, but I can imagine this would be a real treat for little ones!

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      This may be a little tricky to get hold of - on amazon a new version of this book will set you back a rather eye-watering £50 (!!) but it is available second hand for a penny plus postage (£2.81 is the cheapest including postage). However I would be a little wary of buying this second-hand if I couldn't see it first, as these types of book can get damaged quite easily. But it is worth keeping an eye out as this is a fun book for budding readers.

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