The day before Kipper's birthday he prepares his party invitations and makes a cake. He invites everyone to his party tomorrow, but doesn't deliver the invitations until the next day. Hence all sorts of confusion. When exactly is my birthday, wonders Kipper. Is it today or was it yesterday? Maybe it's tomorrow. However, when his friends finally arrive, they bring the perfect present.
Mick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. The Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have millions of readers worldwide. He is the winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullaballoo, and the Children's Book Award for Threadbear. He's also been shortlisted for the Smarties Award three times. In addition to this, Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998.