A special 30th anniversary edition of the picture book classic feauturing the much-loved puppy, Kipper.
Kipper the dog has found a soggy blue balloon in the garden. At first, it seems like an ordinary balloon, but it's not. It's full of fun, magic and endless possibilities...
30 years after it was first published, THE BLUE BALLOON is a celebrated picture book classic. It features the very first appearance of Mick Inkpen's much-loved puppy charachter, Kipper, and has delighted millions of children worldwide. This playful tale of imagination, complete with fantastic fold-out pages, is a classic to be treasured, loved and shared time and time again.
This gorgeous anniversary edition comes complete with special bonus material and is an absolute must for all Kipper fans!
The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot. - The Guardian
Kipper has touched a chord with children and parents alike. - Practical Parenting
Beautifully illustrated and full of the kinds of visual surprises kids love. - What's On
You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper. - The Daily Mail
Beginner readers will be able to tackle the simple text, but it's a great story to share with all ages. - Junior
Mick Inkpen has been a bestselling children's author for over 25 years. He is one of today's most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children's Book Award for Threadbear and the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullaballoo. Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film. It wasn't until Mick became a father that he began his career in children's books. Now father and daughter have come together for a unique and exciting picture book partnership. Chloe Inkpen grew up surrounded by picture books and has a natural gift for storytelling. A love of language and art saw her swap an English degree course at Nottingham University for a degree in Illustration at the Glasgow School of Art. In her final year Chloe was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloe's events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloe are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.