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Rebecca Patterson grew up in Bolton, and studied fashion due to a love of fashion illustration. After graduating, she worked at an assortment of jobs, including being an classroom assistant in a primary school. 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. Rebecca's work is inspired by her own childhood and her children's lives. She is the 2012 winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. She lives in Cambridge.
March 2019 Book of the Month | The setting for Rebecca Patterson’s lively story of friends falling out is Earth eighty years in the future, and quite a lot has changed. People are getting around in flying cars, real food has pretty well been replaced by acquagrown substitutes, and the Moon has been colonised. The school playground is patrolled by cyborgs, but the children in it are the same as they’ve ever been. Lyla has been best friends with Bianca since nursery, but when a cool new girl joins the class, she finds herself pushed out. How can she win back her friend, and why does no-one see just how mean Petra is? The story is short and full of humour, but still carries a lot of weight and for all the fun and adventures will set readers thinking about how we treat other people, and how we’d like to be treated in return. This is a really good story for newly confident readers.
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...
It's 2099. Lyla lives in a world of robocats, flying sweets and instant snow, but some things never change. Little brothers are still annoying, school teachers make you cringe, and, when your best friend deserts you for the new girl, it still HURTS. Especially when that new girl is from the Moon. But Lyla's problems lead her into unexpected adventures . . .
From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize comes a warm and witty look at the life of one special teddy bear. Travel with him as he comes from his factory to his first home, from the charity shop to a new home. But what can he do best when there are other bears who make themselves very useful indeed?
It's Christmas and the children have been practising very hard for their nativity play. The narrators are word-perfect, the Important Angel has brushed her hair and the audience are in their seats. But when the curtain rises, no one's expecting a spare shepherd to steal the show ... A bright, bold, brilliantly observed book that's full of festive fun -- with a gorgeously glittery cover that makes it the perfect stocking filler!
Bella is going to have a very busy day at nursery - but what about baby brother Bob? He gets to stay at home with Mummy, and Bella can't help but imagine all the wonderful things he'll get to do. But Bella discovers there's some good things about being bigger and going to nursery after all, and maybe she'll be surprised about what Bob and Mummy have been doing without her... An outstanding sequel to MY BIG SHOUTING DAY - WINNER OF THE ROALD DAHL FUNNY PRIZE 2012!
No one knows who lives in that house on the corner, but when all those seagulls fly onto the roof, Sam Turner says it must be pirates! In fact, Sam Turner tells his friends all sorts of things: that they mustn't look at the pirate washing or they will turn into jellyfish, that at night the whole house glows like an aquarium, and that if the door ever opens a huge wave will come out. And that's not the half of it. According to Sam, not only are there pirates living on their street, but a family of monsters are moving into Number 2! Surely Sam Turner is just a little boy with a big imagination . . . or is he? A brilliantly funny new book from the creator of THE DEEP END and NOT ON A SCHOOL NIGHT.
WINNER OF THE ROALD DAHL FUNNY PRIZE 2012 Today 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...
The Deep End - home to the best swimmers, diving boards and the odd soggy plaster. But is it true there's also a tunnel in the Deep End that leads to the sea? There's only one way to find out. And it involves keeping your head down, your bottom up, and not swallowing the pool! Full of humour and beautifully observed, children will love this wonderfully witty book from debut author-illustrator Rebecca Patterson.
Gordon can see everyone else in his class getting gold stars for being good at something: Lucy has neat handwriting, Rachel is the best footballer, Peter makes great clay figures, but all Gordon seems to do is make a mess and get into trouble for being silly. So when they are choosing teams for a quiz, no-one wants Gordon: they say he is rubbish. But the children all agree that Gordon is kind, cheerful and funny - and from now on, Mrs Tonks will give a star to someone who shows those qualities every day. It will be called 'The Gordon Star' - and the first person to get it is Gordon