Monday, 9 April 2012

Zoe and Beans: The Magic Hoop by Chloe and Mick Inkpen (Children's, Picture book)

January 2012, Macmillan
32 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: vivid imagination, nature of different animals, having fun, how to mend things when they go wrong, being happy,

Summary from Macmillan
This is no ordinary hoop!

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 . . .

Nayuleska's thoughts 
I thought Zoe looked adorable on the cover, and the fun she has with her two best friends inside the book adds volumes to her smile. Zoe's toy Binky Boo suffers a little during the game, as does Beans who takes a drastic course of action when Zoe doesn't let him do something in this 10/10 read.

Suggested read 
For another girl who has an incredible imagination try the picture book Lucy Goes to Market by Imogen Clare and Sanchia Oppenheimer

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