Kipper the Dog

Kipper the Dog is a character in a series of books for preschool-age children by British writer Mick Inkpen. The books consist of 34 titles (as of July 2005), which have sold over 8 million copies and have been translated into over 20 languages. The books have also won many awards.

Kipper on a street in York, England, on May 4, 2006

The characters in the Kipper the Dog book series also appear in the animated television series Kipper.


  • Kipper the Dog - The title character of the TV show and books. He is warm-hearted, friendly and curious. Kipper is not at all selfish, though he is known to be a hoarder. Kipper is likely portrayed after beagle, beagle mix or Jack Russell terrier breed.
  • Tiger - Kipper's best friend. He is more practical and wise than Kipper. Sometimes Tiger can be very smug and naughty, though he really is a kind dog at heart. Tiger is likely portrayed after Scottish Terrier or schnauzer breed.
  • Jake - A friendly, warm-hearted sheepdog who is one of Kipper's best friends. He is a minor character on Kipper. However, he, Kipper and Tiger have had many adventures together.
  • Holly - A cheery white dog with brown spots who is one of Kipper's friends.
  • Pig - Kipper's other best friend. Pig likes to eat chocolate cakes and cookies and at times can be misjudging.
  • Arnold - Pig's toddler cousin who is more aware than Pig and he usually says nothing, but at times he says simple words like "duck" and "igloo". Arnold has many exciting encounters while the older ones are occupied.
  • Mouse - A mouse who lives with Kipper at his house.
  • The Bleepers - A couple of space aliens and a robot who live on the Moon.


Some of the books have been translated into other languages, including Spanish.

Book title Date published
The Blue Balloon 1989
Kipper 1991
Kipper's Toybox 1992
Kipper's Birthday March 1993
Where, Oh Where, is Kipper's Bear? October 6, 1994
Kipper's Book of Colours (Colors in the US) 1995
Kipper's Book of Opposites 1995
Kipper's Book of Weather April 24, 1995
Kipper's Snowy Day September 1, 1996
Honk! 1998
Kipper Has a Party 1998
Splosh! April 15, 1998
Arnold April 15, 1998
Sandcastle April 15, 1998
Kipper's Christmas Eve December 14, 1998
Butterfly June 17, 1999
Kipper's Playtime July 15, 1999
Kipper's Bathtime July 15, 1999
Kipper's Book of Numbers July 19, 1999
Kipper's Bedtime October 21, 1999
Kipper's Sticky Paws June 19, 2000
Kipper's Snacktime March 1, 2000
Swing! August 1, 2000
Kipper in the Snow August 1, 2000
Kipper's A to Z: An Alphabet Adventure October 19, 2000
Kipper and Roly January 1, 2001
Thing! April 19, 2001
Kipper's Monster April 24, 2001
Picnic March 1, 2001
Hissss! March 1, 2001
Kipper and the Egg March 26, 2001
Kipper's Sunny Day June 1, 2001
Kipper's Rainy Day June 14, 2001
Miaow! (Meow! in the US) August 1, 2001
Skates September 1, 2001
Rocket September 1, 2001
Kipper's Surprise January 1, 2002
Kipper's Balloon 2002
Kipper's Kite March 14, 2002
Kipper's Lost Ball April 18, 2002
Kipper's Tree House April 18, 2002
Kipper's Beach Ball June 12, 2003
One Year with Kipper September 21, 2006
Playtime! July 15, 2007
Hide Me, Kipper! September 2009
Kipper's Little Friends June 30, 2015
Kipper's Visitor February 25, 2016
Kipper's New Pet June 7, 2016

TV series

Kipper is a British animated children's television series based on the Kipper the Dog picture book series.



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