The Blue Balloon

Kipper finds the balloon in the garden. It’s big. It’s blue. It’s shiny. It gets bigger and bigger, and it simply won’t burst. It’s indestructible! When Kipper and his friend take it for a walk, the balloon sails away and takes them soaring high into the blue sky. Soon they’re on the moon, playing with aliens. And when it gets late, the blue balloon brings them home, where they have sausages and chips for tea. So if you ever find a blue balloon, hang onto it. Who knows! It might be magic!

  • A Mick Inkpen favourite adored by children worldwide
  • Ingenious paper flaps which lift as the story unfolds
  • A timeless tale brimming with wonder and imagination
  • The first book about classic character Kipper the dog

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  • loved it

    Wonderful book lovely story and pictures.

    5 March 2012

  • I like the big balloon. I wish I had 100 like that and fly in the sky.

    4 March 2012

  • loved it

    I want a baloon like that.

    2 June 2010

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    Mick Inkpen

    Mick Inkpen is an award-winning author and illustrator who is best known for his characters Kipper and Wibbly Pig. His books have sold millions of copies across the world.


    Mick won the Red House Children’s Book Award for Threadbear in 1991, and the Nestle Smarties Award for Kipper’s A-Z in 2001.

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