Zoe and Beans: The Magic Hoop by Chloe Inkpen, Mick Inkpen

Zoe and Beans: The Magic Hoop

Written by Chloe Inkpen, Mick Inkpen
Part of the Zoe and Beans Series

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Favourite characters Zoe and Beans are back in this delightfully magical adventure. When Zoe tempts Beans to jump through the hoop with a handful of Choccy Bears she has no idea what will happen next! Poor Beans! The hoop is magic; Beans comes back – but not always as a dog. Can Zoe get the real Beans back? Luckily she can -just. A funny and heartwarming story to join the other Zoe and Beans stories.

Visit www.zoeandbeans.com for magical games, activities and fun!


Zoe and Beans: The Magic Hoop by Chloe Inkpen, Mick Inkpen

Zoe has found a fun new game to play! When Beans jumps through her hoop he magically transforms into ...Beans the rabbit, with floppy ears, or Beans the crocodile, with snappy jaws! But could Beans the elephant be a jump too far? The hoop may be magic but it's only small - and a great big elephant could easily get stuck...


Praise for Zoe and Beans:

"The duo of Mick Inkpen and his daughter Chloë has worked a magic with quirky illustrations and witty text." - Books for Keeps

"children are sure to warm to the delightfully scruffy Beans and his endearing owner Zoe" -- booktrustchildrensbooks.org.uk

About the Author

Chloe Inkpen, Mick Inkpen

Chloe Inkpen grew up surrounded by picture books and has a natural gift for storytelling. A love of language and art saw her swap an English Literature course for a degree in Visual Communication at Glasgow School of Art. She spent her final year specialising in children's book illustration and was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for illustration in 2008. Where is Binky Boo ? is her first picture book – and a stunning debut.

In this great video, you can see Chloe creating artwork for Zoe and Beans.

Mick Inkpen is one of today's most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children's Book Award for "Threadbear" and the British Book Award twice, for "Penguin Small" and "Lullabyhullaballoo". Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film in 1998. It wasn't until Mick became a father that he began his career in children's books. Now father and daughter have come together for a unique and exciting picture book partnership.

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32 pages


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

5th January 2012




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