That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown by Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton


That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown by Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton

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. This first time pairing of two highly acclaimed talents has created a brilliant visual feast.


Emily is a great character A great friendship story 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 Love Reading 4 Kids 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 very funny book about imagination and play. Waitrose Weekend 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 grew up mostly in Central London. She has 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. She lives in Hammersmith, London with her husband, three children and a hamster Mini. Neal Layton was born in Chichester, West Sussex. Many of his ideas come he says from his childhood. In the past he has worked on a lettuce farm, in a chocolate factory, a teapot factory, a book shop and has delivered papers. Neal has illustrated more than 40 books to date working with award winning authors such as Michael Rosen and Roger McGough. 'Oscar and Arabella' which he both wrote and illustrated won him the Smarties prize in 2002. He now lives in Southsea, Portsmouth with his girlfriend who is also an artist.

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Mixed media product
20 pages


Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton
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Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

4th October 2007



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