Welcome to the world of Jinny and Cooper!
Written for children 7+ and illustrated by Tony Flowers, this chapter novel series is rollicking fun for young and old.
Published by Penguin Books Australia.
Book 1 – My Teacher’s Big Bad Secret
Cooper is not the beautiful, golden guinea pig of Jinny’s dreams. He’s trouble! Not only can he speak and read, he can disappear, hover in the air and teleport small distances. He’s obsessed with junk food and full of tall tales, but worse still, Cooper is convinced that Jinny’s kindly, elderly teacher, Miss Bunney is a witch. Come on, Cooper, really?
# Shortlisted for the 2016 Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award (ages five to eight)
Teacher Notes for My Teacher’s Big Bad Secret can be accessed through Penguin online.
Book 2 – Revenge of the Stone Witch
Warning!: This story contains magic, witches, talking animals (well, at least one), salt circles and a lot of bad acting.
For Jinny, it’s not easy owning Cooper, her annoying talking, disappearing guinea pig with a love of biscuits and a talent for sniffing out trouble. Especially trouble of the witch kind! Is the woman burying strange things outside Jinny’s house another witch? And why can’t Jinny bring herself to be friends with goody-two-shoes Katie, the new girl next door? What do you think, Cooper? … Cooper?!
Book 3 – Curse of the Genie’s Ring
Warning!: This story contains magic, genies, talking animals (more than one), enchanted bags and some super flashy jewellery!
When Jinny and her brother, Tyrone, find a ring in Miss Morgan’s attic, they have no idea just how much danger they’re in. That is, until Tyrone awakens a genie, triggering a centuries old curse. Can Jinny and Cooper save Tyrone before the genie’s curse steals all of his goodness, trapping him forever? And can Cooper resist using the ring to wish for a cake as big as a house? Don’t do it Cooper!
Book 4 – Search for the Sea Bogle
Warning!: This story contains magic, sea bogles, talking animals (well, at least one), body swapping and a lot of soap!
A weekend at the Majestic Beach Hotel sounds like fun to Jinny, until Cooper turns up and causes trouble. But the hotel has bigger problems – who is stealing the hotel soaps and what is the hotel owner hiding in the compost bin? When Jinny and Cooper discover the truth they find they’re in more trouble than ever before. Has Cooper finally bitten off more than he can chew? Cooper … is that you?