You will be hard pushed to find anyone that works in a school, or a child that has attended school over the last 3 decades, who has not read or at least heard of Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy.
Regardless of the type of school, geographical location or personal opinion, there is no denying the impact these books have had on children.
What has stood the test of time is a very solid goal and mission statement – “Good reading is so important to human development. So our vision was to get children reading”.
This is a pertinent today as it was 30 years ago, but it is also nice to see that these books are modernising and including new technologies such as tablets and smart phones within their stories.
iCanLearn recognises the achievements of Oxford University Press (OUP) and the Biff and Chip series over the past 30 years. In education, to still be relevant and impacting 80% of primary school children over this time is a significant achievement.
So, wishing Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy many happy returns and best wishes for the next 30 years. Oh and don’t forget to log it on your iCanRead app!