Aunt Amelia by Rebecca Cobb

Aunt Amelia

Written by Rebecca Cobb

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Award-winning Rebecca Cobb will make children laugh in this funny and charming picture book as, despite expectations, two children enjoy being looked after by Aunt Amelia. Mum and Dad leave Aunt Amelia a list of instructions about what should happen when they are away and Aunt Amelia starts on it straight away. But Aunt Amelia’s ideas of being neat and clean, of only having one ice cream, of not getting too excited and of not staying up too late are not exactly the same as Mum and Dad’s. It’s no surprise that they are very keen that Aunt Amelia should come back and look after them another day soon!


Aunt Amelia by Rebecca Cobb

"We were in a bad mood. Aunt Amelia was coming to look after us." A charmingly funny, warm and beautiful new story from the hugely talented creator of Lunchtime.

When Mum and Dad go away for the night, Aunt Amelia comes to look after one very cross little girl and boy. They do NOT want to be looked after and, even worse, Mum has left a list of boring instructions. But Aunt Amelia turns out to be rather different from expected ...and a LOT more fun!

Rebecca Cobb won the Waterstones Best Children's Picture Book 2013 and was shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013 for her charming & beautifully illustrated picture book, Lunchtime. Click here to read Julia's review of Lunchtime and download an extract.


This is one of the sweetest books I've read in years and now that it's available in paperback, is sure to become the hugely popular timeless classic it deserves to be. Haverhill Echo Rebecca Cobb's beautiful illustrations make this a book to treasure and keep on your bookshelves long after the children have grown up. Fun tale which is written brilliantly to engage young minds! You will be reading this one time and again. Your Costwold Family

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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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

27th March 2014




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