Rip Squeak and His Friends


It’s all about best friends! When the family that lives in the little cottage pack their bags and leave, the excitement begins. Rip Squeak and his little sister Jesse make two unlikely new friends and discover a whole new world that’s been right under their noses their whole lives! 

This is the book that started it all! First published as a hardback in English in 2001, a newly revised digital edition is available online by clicking here

The second print edition of Rip Squeak and His Friends, published in 2006, won an IPPY Honorable Mention Award in the Children's Picture Books (6 and Under) category in the same year.


Amazon reviews for the print book:

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T. Peyton

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Illustrations Make These Books Fun

Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2018

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I’ve really enjoyed sharing the Rip Squeak books with each of my grandchildren. The stories are fun, but the illustrations make the books well worth the price.


Annie Slessman

5.0 out of 5 stars RIP SQUEAK HITS HOME

Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2013

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Nothing but nothing brings a warm feeling better than a Rip Squeak book. Both Susan Yost and Mr. Filgate's illustrations work together in perfect unison to provide not only good reading but great viewing. Filgate is a master at bringing personality to his characters. This team is a winner all the way!

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Mark E. Blumer

5.0 out of 5 stars charming childrens' story

Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2008

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This book is part of a trilogy of adventures by the same group of animals. The artwork is amazing and the story is charming but a little advanced for the youngest ones. I think it is appropriate for 4 or 5 and up.

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Carrie Tucker

5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Illustrations

Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2006

I have 2 young boys ages 4 and 2 who love to read so we have shelves and shelves full of books. This book is by far one of my favorites in terms of gorgeous illustrations and the ability to bring imagination and ideas to my older son. One book in this series, "The Treasure", was originally given to us by my father, who is an illustrator and art director. He was amazed by the beauty as well, and we've purchased every other book by this author in order to keep the story going. My son loves the story and I think it teaches him how to pretend, make up stories, and have good old fashioned fun with dress up and fantasy without all the batteries, bells, and whistles in today's toys. This book is truly inspirational and one of a kind.

4 people found this helpful