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PublisherJonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publication date26th April 2012
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My Big Shouting Day
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Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012 - aged six and under. Bella's biscuit is broken, she has a hurting foot and ballet is too itchy for words. All she can do is shout. But by the end of the day, when she's all tired out from being shouty, Bella knows there's one magic word and one magic mummy to make things better again...
SynopsisMy Big Shouting Day by Rebecca Patterson
Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012 - 6 years and under. Yesterday I woke up and Bob was crawling around My Room, licking My Jewellery, so I shouted Get Out Of My Room! and that was the start of My Big Shouting Day... Bella is having one of those days - her biscuit is broken, she has a hurting foot and ballet is Toooo itchy for words. All she can do is shout! But by the end of the day, when she's all tired out from being shouty, Bella knows there's one magic word and one magic mummy to make things better again...
ReviewsPatterson conveys a rage that readers should find appalling and thrilling at the same time Publishers Weekly This book is so brilliantly observed that it should be compulsory reading for all mothers who think they might have stopped seeing the funny side of an impossibly opinionated toddler ... It is laugh-out-loud funny, particularly to all of those who have been there, and bound to become a classic -- Daisy Bridgewater Sunday Telegraph 20120505 An entertaining and beguiling antidote to tears and tantrums ... It's the perfect picture book for dealing with bad days and bad moods, and comes with a big reassuring hug at the end Lancashire Evening Post The perfect book for dealing with bad days and bad moods Primary Times Ireland This book will definitely make children laugh at Bella's outrageous antics -- Joy Court Reading Zone
About The Author
Rebecca grew up in Bolton, and first studied Fashion. After graduating, she worked at an assortment of jobs, including being an classroom assistant in a primary school, while sending out manuscripts for picture books. Once her own children had started school, Rebecca began an MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art and had her first picture books commissioned at the end of the course, including THE DEEP END (published by Macmillan) and MY BIG SHOUTING DAY. Rebecca's work is inspired by her own childhood and her children's lives, with stories often starting as games or something made up in the back of a car to amuse a child. She lives in Cambridge.
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