If you’re a regular follower of my blog, you’ll know that I love Mick and Chloe Inkpen’s creating; Zoe and Beans. The first book ‘Where is Binky Boo?’ was published last year with the second ‘The Magic Hoop’ following in quick succession to excellent reviews and praise.
This festive hardback picture book follows Zoe as she decides the only way to ensure Father Christmas gets her Christmas letter is to personally hand-deliver it to the man himself. So, armed with sandwiches, a rucksack, wooly gloves and her trust dog Beans, Zoe sets of on an arctic adventure and meets a very cute character along the way.
I adore this book. I think it is a combination of the story and the illustrations but Beans is adorable and his character traits are hard to resist. There’s a lovely message in this story because even though Zoe never gets caught up in wanting a present too much, we are still reminded of the important things in life (it’s all about the journey) and i’m sure if Zoe has been a good girl, she will get what she wants for Christmas.
ZOE AND BEANS: ZOE’S CHRISTMAS LIST
Chloe and Mick Inkpen
Macmillan Children’s Books