This long-awaited new Kipper story is based on the television episode Pig's Presents. Kipper's friend Pig only wants a pet for his birthday, so that is exactly what Kipper buys him: a little hamster called Roly. But Kipper starts to play with Roly before Pig's birthday party and before he knows it he has missed the party and completely fallen for little Roly and cannot bear to give him away. The twist at the end is vintage Inkpen storytelling and ensures that everyone comes out happy. Kipper fans, new and old, will be delighted by this wonderful new book to add to their collection. There is a whole range of Kipper books to choose from: classic picture books, TV tie in picture books, novelty board books, sticker books, pop up books and much much more. Kipper is on CITV: the new animation series is due to broadcast in autumn 2000 with repeats of past series starting in the summer.