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Kipper's birthday / Mick Inkpen.

By: Inkpen, Mick.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Hodder Children's, 2008Description: [25] p. : col. ill. ; 42 cm.ISBN: 9780340981207; 9780340981207.Subject(s): Birthdays -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Dogs -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Children's stories -- Pictorial works | Kipper (Fictitious character : Inkpen) -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Premiers' Reading Challenge : P-2DDC classification: 823.914 Summary: Kipper organises his own birthday party but doesn't manage to get it quite right. It's his invitations that really cause problems, and confusion abounds with mix-ups over "today", "tomorrow" and "yesterday" that make the poor little dog's head hurt. But everything turns out just fine in the end. And, as Kipper's valiant cake-baking attempts are liable to inspire youthful cooks into action, make sure you've plenty of just-add-water cake-mix and cherries on hand. -- Publisher details.
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Originally published: 1993.

Kipper organises his own birthday party but doesn't manage to get it quite right. It's his invitations that really cause problems, and confusion abounds with mix-ups over "today", "tomorrow" and "yesterday" that make the poor little dog's head hurt. But everything turns out just fine in the end. And, as Kipper's valiant cake-baking attempts are liable to inspire youthful cooks into action, make sure you've plenty of just-add-water cake-mix and cherries on hand. -- Publisher details.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-- ``Plees come to my birthday party tomoro at 12 o cloc don't be lat'' read Kipper the dog's invitations to his friends. But he gets so tired preparing for the celebration that he decides to deliver his invitations the next day. When nobody comes to his party, he eats his cake himself, falls asleep, and is awakened by a knock at the door--his guests have arrived--a day late. After some confusion, his friend Tiger explains, `` `Your birthday must have been tomorrow the day before yesterday . . . So yesterday it would have been today , but today it was yesterday.'' (This explanation may tend to confuse adults as well as children!) All is resolved happily when Kipper unwraps his presents, and the party begins. Kipper and his friends are depicted with humor and personality. The pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are lively, and the layout is pleasing. The question is, who's the book's audience? It is debatable whether preschool children will understand the point, and first and second graders will find it too simple in story line. Don't give up on other ``Kipper'' stories, but skip this one.-- Judy Constantinides, East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library , LA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

When Kipper the dog delays delivering the invitations for his birthday party, his friends show up on the wrong day. Endearing, humorous illustrations portray Kipper's confusion and the story's happy resolution. From HORN BOOK 1993, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Book Review

Last seen in an imaginative counting book (Kipper's Toybox, 1992), the appealingly flop-eared little dog is back with a satisfying variation on the old birthday-party-confusion theme. Kipper's busy with preparations for his own party, with uncertainties that mostly turn out fine--the cake that's flat going into the oven, for example, slowly becomes ``a sort of heap, but it smelled good.'' But the party invitations, delivered the day after they're written because Kipper is tired from his labors, refer to ``tomoro.'' Result: a mystified pup comforts himself with cake and then gets a sort of unintentional surprise party the day after his birthday. Just right for small people intrigued by the concepts of ``yesterday'' and ``tomorrow''; illustrated in Inkpen's clean, affectionately comical style. (Picture book. 3-7)

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