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 rapidly establishing herself as one of the most talented names in picture books.

Since graduating from Falmouth College of Arts she has published a number of well-received books with Macmillan, including the heart-breakingly beautiful Missing Mummy and the critically acclaimed Aunt Amelia. Twice shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, Rebecca won the Waterstones' Children's Book Prize for her brilliant book Lunchtime. In addition to working on her own books and collaborating with the inimitable Julia Donaldson for Macmillan, Rebecca illustrates stories written by Richard Curtis for Puffin. Rebecca lives in Falmouth with her husband and young daughter.


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Board book
24 pages


Rebecca Cobb
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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

5th June 2014




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