Lunchtime by Rebecca Cobb


Written by Rebecca Cobb

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June 2014 Book of the Month

Winner of the Waterstones Best Children's Picture Book 2013 and Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013 Acclaimed new illustrator Rebecca Cobb injects the unexpected into this pleasingly imaginative and un-preachy story about a little girl who doesn’t want to eat her lunch. Staring glumly at what is on offer, the little girl finds herself joined by a bear, a crocodile and a wolf. Luckily, they are all very hungry! Attractive simple illustrations capture this story of food, friendship and the unexpected.


Lunchtime by Rebecca Cobb

It's lunchtime for one little girl, but she's just not hungry. A visiting crocodile, bear and wolf, however, are starving. It's just as well that children taste revolting! A beautifully illustrated tale of food, friendship and fun.


Funny and charming -- as delicious as the little girl's dinner. -- Julia Donaldson

immensely touching ... capture[s] what it is to be a child Teach Nursery

Bright and joyous ... a beautifully crafted book Library Mouse

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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Board book
24 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

5th June 2014




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