The Something by Rebecca Cobb

The Something

Written by Rebecca Cobb

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Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal - One of our Books of the Year 2014 - September 2014 Book of the Month Award-winning illustrator Rebecca Cobb creates a number of different imaginary worlds in this delightfully fanciful story about a hole in the ground. The little girl finds the hole just beside the cherry tree. Who could live in it? Could it be frogs, mice, a badger or a troll or a dragon? Everyone has a different idea and the little girl and her dog sit and watch patiently so can be the very first to see! Full of charm, the imaginative scope of the story is quietly inspirational.


The Something by Rebecca Cobb

Underneath the cherry tree in our garden there is a little hole...A glorious imaginative adventure from the award-winning creator of Aunt Amelia and Lunchtime.

When a little boy's ball disappears down a mysterious hole in the garden, he can't stop thinking about what could be down there - a little mouse's house? The lair of a hungry troll? Or maybe even a dragon's den. Whatever it may be, he's determined to find out!


Cobb's illustrations capture the joy of childhood. The Sunday Times

About the Author

Rebecca Cobb

Rebecca Cobb is rapidly establishing herself as one of the most talented names in picture books.

Since graduating from Falmouth College of Arts she has published a number of well-received books with Macmillan, including the heart-breakingly beautiful Missing Mummy and the critically acclaimed Aunt Amelia. Twice shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, Rebecca won the Waterstones' Children's Book Prize for her brilliant book Lunchtime. In addition to working on her own books and collaborating with the inimitable Julia Donaldson for Macmillan, Rebecca illustrates stories written by Richard Curtis for Puffin. Rebecca lives in Falmouth with her husband and young daughter.


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32 pages


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Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

28th August 2014




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