Josh's class is making a delicious chocolate cake. But Josh has forgotten the chocolate! Luckily, his magic backpack has an exciting plan. This is an adventure story which prompts children to think about foods and where they come from.
Josh is so forgetful he almost forgets to put his trousers on when he goes to school on Tuesday. Luckily his magic backpack zooms him into class just as they are discussing the ingredients for a chocolate cake they are going to make. Eggs come from hens, butter comes from cows, and flour comes from wheat, and Josh knows that chocolate comes from cocoa, because his uncle has a cocoa plantation in Africa. Josh offers to bring the cocoa for the cake, but he forgets! Luckily he doesn't forget his magic backpack and before he knows it, he and his friend Tracy are swooshing off - over the sea, over the desert, to the rainforest of his uncle's cocoa plantation. Will Josh get back in time to add the cocoa to the cake?
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Julia Jarman's is a prize-winning author whose extensive writing credits include picture books (Will there Be Polar Bears? and Little Mouse Grandma, Mammoth) and early readers for Ginn (Lizzie and the Carwash; Fussy Freda). A Test for Time Travelling Cat was shortlisted for the Stockton Children's Book of the Year Award 2000 and Hangman (Collins, 2000) was shortlisted for the Lancashire Children's Book of the Year Prize 2000. She studied English and Drama at Manchester University and then worked as a teacher before she began writing full-time. Adriano Gon is a very successful Italian illustrator, who has published numerous children's books, including I Like Me by Laurence Anholt (DK, 2001), Animal Stories (Walker, 1995), Good Night, Sleep Tight (Walker, 1994), Bumpa Rumpus (Heinemann, 1995), The Second Storybook Collection (Macdonald Young Books, 1993). He lives in Trieste.
The Magic Backpack by Julia Jarman
Used - Very Good
Random House Children's Publishers UK
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