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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.
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!
Join the loveably lively Zoe and her devoted dog Beans in a world full of fun, friendship and magical adventures. It's a case of hide and seek as Beans loses his favourite toy. There's now a delightful new adventure about Zoe and Beans, called The Magic Hoop. Click here to see this title.
A delightful adventure sprinkled with magic. When Zoe persuades Beans to jump through the hoop she has no idea what will happen to him next! Beans is transformed by the hoop which turns out to have rather special powers… Zoe has to do everything in her power to get beans safely back! Click here to see the first Zoe and Beans story, Where is Binky Boo ? Visit www.zoeandbeans.com for magical games, activities and fun!