The Something by Rebecca Cobb

The Something

Written by Rebecca Cobb
Illustrated by Rebecca Cobb

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Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 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 a rising star in children's picture books. Since graduating from Falmouth College of Arts in 2004, she has illustrated for many clients including Guardian Guide, Guardian Weekend magazine, The Independent and Waitrose Food Illustrated. In 2011 Macmillan published Rebecca's debut solo picture book, the hugely accomplished Missing Mummy which approached the subject of child bereavement with great honesty, sensitivity and integrity. Since then she has won the picture book category of the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize and been shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for her second solo picture book, Lunchtime. Rebecca has also illustrated The Paper Dolls for then Children’s Laureate, Julia Donaldson. The Paper Dolls inspired a successful world record attempt for the longest chain of paper dolls and is shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2014.

Rebecca is rapidly building a reputation for a trademark stunning illustration style, child-friendly voice and warmth. She lives in Falmouth with her husband.

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Board book
24 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

10th March 2016




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