Robert McConnell is the author of a series of children's picture books, the classics Norbert Nipkin and Norbert Nipkin and the Magic Riddle Stone, Davenport Dumpling, Sarah's Secret, Gobley for Mayor!, Baby Boid, Boid and the Bullies, The Strawberry Jam, Nip and Tuck, and Perfect Pals. He lives in Toronto.
This perennially best-selling classic is your passport into the magic realm of Nipkins. Irresistible rhymes and mood-setting paintings introduce Norbert, a young Nipkin, who is warned by his nanny about the terrible cave-dwelling giants called Zlogs. When Norbert is captured by a young Zlog named Grog, he uses the only defense he can muster - his voice. After getting over his shock that Nipkins can talk, Grog listens to and even protects Norbert in what is the beginning of a fast friendship. The characters are endearing, the setting is inventive, the effect magical. Discover for yourself what has already enchanted tens of thousands of children.