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Book Review: Pippin No Drippin’

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Denise Alicea

This blog was created by Denise in September 2008 to blog about writing, book reviews, and technology. Slowly, but surely this blog expanded to what it has become now, a central for book reviews of all kinds interviews, contests, and of course promotional venue for authors, etc


Pippin No Drippin’ encourages the use of children’s imaginations and that with a little bit of ingenuity, anyone can create something fun to do.

Pippin the cat can’t go outside because it’s raining and it’s making him blue. His mama suggests he use his imagination to find something to do. Spying an ad featuring a loud and colorful marching band, he sets forth to create a “one cat band” with items he finds around the house. A fun, colorful item from the first book Pippin No Lickin’ even makes an appearance! Pippin No Drippin’ culminates in an impromptu performance for Pippin’s parents and the realization that even a rainy day can be fun when you put your mind to it!


Review:  This is the second book in the Pippin’ the cat series, by Ihde. I have to say that the book storylines get more adorable every time. In this story, Pippin’ gets stuck at home on a rainy day and feels that he cannot do anything else until his mom gives him a great idea to use his imagination. Pippin’ finds out that you can do many things indoors as sees the power of his imagination. Lovely addition to the series and as always great illustrations. A great series for children to read and enjoy!


Author Bio:

LAYNE IHDE  is a self-described “crazy cat guy” that lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and two kitties, a white tabby named Lizzie (for “Elizabeth Bennett Princess Kitty Ihde”), and brand new kitten Pip (short for “Pippin” and also “Pip The Squeak”). He writes all different kinds of stories: children’s books, songs, short stories, poems and is even working on a novel. He is a member of a kids’ rock band called The Happy Racers, you can find out more about them at As the site evolves, he may add pages for other stories and poems and possibly even some of the music he has created.

Layne once had a cat named Pippin. When he called, Pippin would come just like a dog. He could run really fast. He loved to play in the snow. He had a fun personality and Layne loved him very much. Layne knew that someday he would write all about Pippin’s adventures. That day is here.

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