Chloë 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 course for a degree in illustration, graphics and photography at the 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. She has now published 6 picture books and 4 board books in the Zoe and Beans series, working with her father, Mick Inkpen. Chloe loves sharing her books with young children and performs regular events in schools and festivals across the UK. Chloë lives in London.
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Chloë's father, 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 and 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 work together in a unique and exciting picture book partnership. Mick lives in Suffolk.