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Norbert Nipkin.

Norbert Nipkin

Robert McConnell & Steve Pilcher

Napoleon Publishing

178 Willowdale Avenue, Suite 201, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M2N 4Y8

1894917294 $7.95 1-877-730-9052

Charmingly written by Robert McConnell and whimsically illustrated by Steve Pilcher, the art director for "Shrek 2", Norbert Nipkin is an enchanting, brilliant picturebook following the adventures of little Norbert Nipkin through a fantasy world. Rhyming verse tells of little Norbert's meeting with a terrifying, Nipkin-eating Zlog. Yet when Norbert cries out an appeal just before being devoured, the Zlog is startled; he knew that Nipkins tasted good, but he never knew they could talk. A fast bond of friendship develops between two very different creatures, and the Zlog hides young Norbert from a bigger hungry Zlog, in this story about the common qualities that bind big and small individuals, in this classic tale since its original publication in 1978. Also highly recommended is the sequel, Norbert Nipkin And The Magic Riddle Stone.
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Publication:Children's Bookwatch
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Date:Aug 1, 2005
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