We were in a bad mood. Aunt Amelia was coming to look after us.
Rebecca Cobb is a fast-rising star in children's picture books. Having collaborated on two picture storybooks with the Orange-Prize winner Helen Dunmore, Rebecca's debut solo project, the hugely accomplished and heart-breakingly beautiful MISSING MUMMY, was published by Macmillan in 2011. The gorgeously funny and well-received LUNCHTIME followed, winning the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and garnering a place on the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist. In addition, Rebecca's stunning illustrations accompanied Julia's Donaldson's wonderfully lyrical story in THE PAPER DOLLS, also shortlisted for the 2014 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. AUNT AMELIA is every bit as warm, engaging and original as Rebecca's existing books, and is sure to continue to establish her as a real 'one to watch'. Rebecca lives in Cornwall.
This is one of the sweetest books I've read in years and now that
it's available in paperback, is sure to become the hugely popular
timeless classic it deserves to be. * Haverhill Echo *
A charmingly funny, warm and beautiful story. * The Bookseller's Children's Buyer's Guide *
Cobb's illustrations ooze colour, noise, wit and warmth with a perfect understanding of what makes the little ones laugh out loud. Come back soon, Aunt Amelia... * Dailymail.co.uk *