Cub's First Winter by Rebecca Elliott

Cub's First Winter

Written by Rebecca Elliott
Illustrated by Rebecca Elliott

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Within this snuggly bedtime story there is an excellent introduction to looking at nature. It is Cub’s first winter and he wants to learn everything he can about it. Mum gives him lyrical answers to his many questions as she leads through an increasingly snowy and icy landscape before they scamper home just in time to tuck up safe and warm.

Rebecca Elliott hosts a fantastic exhibition of her work!

Rebecca Elliott is hosting a fantastic exhibition of her work alongside fellow children’s illustrator Cee Biscoe in October this year. The exhibition will consist of a comfy reading corner with her books out this year (Just Because , Milo’s Pet Egg and Cub’s First Winter) along with exciting activities for children, including free colouring sheets and readings. Rebecca will also be selling prints and signed copies of her books. The exhibit runs at Gallery 24 in Sudbury, Suffolk, from Friday 22nd October to Wednesday 27th October.

Finally, if you're in or near Bury St Edmonds on Thursday 19th August why not join Rebecca Elliott in some picture book fun at 11am at Waterstone's in The Arc Shopping Centre. Your toddlers will love it. She'll also be signing copies of her picture books.


Cub's First Winter by Rebecca Elliott

Children will be captivated by this heart-warming storybook about an inquisitive young fox cub. The elements of winter are explained, from the reason his friends are asleep, to why it's cold. Each scenic page is beautifully illustrated to depict the cub's wonderment of winter. The soothing words alongside the soft illustrations will ensure that this bedtime read will be picked up again and again.

Click here to visit the website of Top That! Publishing who published Cub's First Winter.

About the Author

Rebecca Elliott

Always the eternal daydreamer and doodler Rebecca’s school project from the age of six has in it the line “When I grow up I want to be a writer and an artist”. After a brief trip into a more serious life involving gaining a degree in Philosophy followed by an insanely dull office job Rebecca returned to her childhood career plans.

Since 2002 she has written and illustrated dozens of children’s picture books including, Cub’s First Winter, Naked Trevor , The Last Tiger, Milo’s Pet Egg and Zoo Girl which was nominated for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal. She has also written about her own children, one of whom has severe special needs, in her books Just Because and Sometimes which have been met with accolades from former children’s laureates Jacqueline Wilson and Michael Rosen, five star reviews and much media coverage from, amongst others, The Independent and Radio 2.

Rebecca also teaches adult courses on writing and illustrating children’s books, regularly visits schools and runs workshops for children at events including the Edinburgh Literary Festival.

She lives in Suffolk with her ‘inspirations’ - her husband Matthew, a history teacher, and three children, Clementine, Toby and Benjamin and continues to spend her days doodling and daydreaming.

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32 pages


Rebecca Elliott
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Top That! Publishing PLC

Publication date

1st June 2010




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Top That! Publishing PLC is an imprint of Top That! Publishing PLC


Top That! Publishing is an award-winning, independent children’s publishing company, world-renowned for producing exciting books that foster creativity and imagination and promote child development. From timeless storybooks and activity titles to Internet-linked adventure stories, all Top That! books are designed to introduce a special kind of learning and magic into the lives of children.

Our preschool books embrace early learning concepts, such as counting and colours, recognition and recall. Talented authors and artists, both new and established, coupled with clever formats ensure that each book is a tactile and visual feast, designed with timeless family appeal.

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