That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown by Cressida Cowell
  

That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown

Written by Cressida Cowell
Illustrated by Neal Layton
Part of the Emily Brown Series

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   
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By the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series comes a reissue of the classic tale of Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit called Stanley.

Emily Brown’s toy rabbit is so charming that the queen decides that she wants it to! But, Emily isn’t prepared to give her rabbit to anyone – even the Queen. She soon gets her rabbit back and teaches the queen a lesson about love and sharing into the bargain.

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That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown by Cressida Cowell

A stunning reissue of this classic picture book. When the Queen steals Emily Brown's favourite toy and erstwhile companion, a toy rabbit called Stanley, Emily sets out to get him back and teach that naughty queen a valuable lesson!

Winner of the 2006 Nestle Gold Award, chosen for the Richard & Judy Christmas book party, a Bookaboo Book Club book as seen on CITV and read by Amanda Holden.

Reviews

Emily is a great character motherandbaby.co.uk

A great friendship story londonmumsmagazine.com

Leaves you with an instant feeling of justice and a job well done. This funny story with a strong moral message taps into a child's special bond with a toy The Lady

A must-read School Librarian

Captures the unbreakable bond between children and their mankiest toys The Sunday Telegraph

A very funny book about imagination and play Waitrose Weekend

Big. Witty. Wild. Families Magazine

Charming, funny and gets my vote for the best picture book of the year -- Jill Slotover Financial Times

Neal Layton's illustrations capture both the vigour and the dreaminess of childhood The Guardian

A touching story about how your favourite toy isn't necessarily the newest or most expensive and will engage any small child The Mail on Sunday

A brilliant story with fabulous illustrations Angels & Urchins

Cowell's text is modern, jazzy and fun Children's Books Ireland

Both author and illustrator are highly acclaimed in their own right and together in this absolutelu exquisite picture they have surpassed even their own high expectations. Wonderfully imaginative with a subliminal message too that toddlers everywhere will thoroughly enjoy LoveReading4Kids

An engaging celebration of well-loved toys and imaginative play The Scotsman

Cowell has written the picture book of the year The Times

A quirky and fantastical funny book Carousel

A picture book that will be sought and loved . The Independent

Charming, funny and gets my vote for the best picture book of the year. Financial Times

A touching story that will engage any small child. The Mail on Sunday

Amazing adventures. Guardian

A marvellous story about love and the right way to treat a friend, perfectly finished with Neal Layton's brilliantly wacky illustrations. Lincolnshire Echo

About the Author

Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland. The name of the island is a secret, but it was such a small island it wasn’t really big enough to have a name at all. There were no roads or shops or electricity on the island, just one house and a storm-blown wilderness of sea-birds and heather.

Every year, Cressida’s family spent four weeks of the summer, and two weeks of the spring, on the island. The family had to catch their own fish to eat. The house was lit by candle-light, and there was no telephone or television, so Cressida spent her time drawing and writing stories.

In the evening, Cressida’s father read the children tales of the Vikings, who had invaded this island Archipelago over half a millennium before, of the quarrelsome Tribes who fought and tricked each other, and of legendary dragons who were supposed to live in the caves in the cliffs. This was how Cressida herself first began to write stories about Vikings and dragons, back when she was eight or nine years old. Many years later, she turned her original childhood ideas into the book How to Train Your Dragon, featuring Hiccup the reluctant Viking, and his equally reluctant dragon, Toothless.

When Cressida wasn’t on the island, she was going to school at Marlborough College in Wiltshire where she met and became close friends with Lauren Child, a fellow author/illustrator and the creator of TV’s Charlie and Lola. Cressida and Lauren remain close friends. Indeed Lauren is godmother to Cressida’s daughter Clemmie.

After school, Cressida obtained a BA in English Literature from Oxford University, a BA in Graphic Design from St Martin’s and an MA in Narrative Illustration from Brighton.
Cressida wrote and illustrated her first picture book, Little Bo Peep’s Library Book, for Hodder Children’s Books in 1998. Her first novel for eight to twelve year olds, How to Train Your Dragon, was published to popular and critical acclaim in 2003: ‘The next big thing in children’s literature,’ wrote The Independent on Sunday. ‘Irresistibly funny, exciting and endearing,’ said The Times.

How to Train Your Dragon has now been published in over thirty languages. Film rights were sold to DreamWorks Animation in 2003 for a substantial sum and the filmed version was released into cinemas in March 2010. The 3D animated film from the studio that created Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda, was directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois (the directors of Lilo and Stich) and produced by Bonnie Arnold (who produced Toy Story).

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: To 5

Author

Cressida Cowell
More books by Cressida Cowell

Author's Website

www.cressidacowell.co.uk/

Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

5th March 2015

ISBN

9781444923414

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