Kipper first appeared on four legs in the Mick Inkpen timeless picture book The Blue Balloon. The picture book, Kipper, first published in 1991 made him the star of the show and he's been going from strength to strength ever since. Kipper's world is a world where anything can happen and he has enormous child appeal. He is a classic picture character now, loved by children the world over in the same way that Thomas the Tank or Peter Rabbit are loved.
Kipper loves the snow and when he sees great white flakes tumbling down one morning, he can't wait to be out enjoying himself. Kipper's friend Tiger isn't nearly as good at snow games as Kipper is, because of his silly, woolly clothes - but they still manage to build a wonderful snowdog.
There is a whole range of Kipper books to choose from: classic picture books, TV tie in picture books, novelty board books, sticker books, pop up books and much much more.
Kipper is on CITV: the new animation series is due to broadcast in autumn 2000 with repeats of past series starting in the summer.
Kipper's animation series has been awarded the BAFTA award for best children's animation.
Kipper is everyone's favourite puppy!
Kipper has touched a chord with children and parents alike. - Practical Parenting
Writer and illustrator Mick Inkpen has created some of the most memorable characters for pre-schoolers, and this wonderful winter tale features cheery canine Kipper. - Safeway Magazine (December 1998)
Young children will be kept amused by plenty of snow and frolics. - Safeway Magazine (December 1998)
Mick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world whose stories have sold millions worldwide. His most popular characters are Kipper and Wibbly Pig. He is a winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children's Book Award for Threadbear. Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998.