Rebecca Gilpin - Author

About the Author

Rebecca Gilpin has been happily writing Usborne books for nearly 10 years, including 15 Make and Do books. She lives at the seaside with her husband in a bright white house and writes her books in a glass room on the roof. Her favourite part of her work is transforming heaps of bits and bobs into fairies, pirates, or whatever else needs to be brought to life that day...

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Other books by Rebecca Gilpin

The Usborne Holiday Activity Book

The Usborne Holiday Activity Book

Author: Rebecca Gilpin, Lucy Bowman, James Maclaine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

A follow-up to the successful Girls' and Boys' Activity Books , this holiday-themed write-in activity book is packed full of puzzles, ideas for things to make and do, facts, jokes and doodling - all brightly and stylishly illustrated. There's a wide variety of mazes, word games and number puzzles to solve, codes to crack, things to spot, pictures to complete, easy-to-follow recipes and craft activities, and over 200 stickers to stick onto puzzles and scene - plus lots, lots more. Engaging cover-to-cover, with lots of 'dip in and out' appeal, this book is a must have for the holidays, but its lively and diverse content will entertain and delight all year round too.

Little Children's Nature Activity Book

Little Children's Nature Activity Book

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2018

This colourful activity book is packed with nature-themed puzzles, things to spot, colouring, drawing and doodling activities. Match baby animals to their mothers, colour in flowers and insects, spot-the-difference between countryside scenes and much more. With four pages of stickers and all the answers at the back of the book.

Little Children's Halloween Activity Book

Little Children's Halloween Activity Book

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2017

A write-in book packed with masses of spooky activities, including puzzles, drawing, coloring, dot-to-dot, mazes and spot the difference. A perfect way to wait for Halloween, keeping children busy and excited in the run-up to this popular festival where each consumer spends an average of $82.93 on Halloween-related products (not including costumes or candies).

Little Children's Dinosaurs Activity Book

Little Children's Dinosaurs Activity Book

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Little Children's Space Activity Book

Little Children's Space Activity Book

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2015

An out-of-this-world activity book packed with puzzles, things to spot, colouring, drawing and doodle activities. Little children can add sticker planets to the Solar System, draw a rocket blasting into space, colour an alien birthday party and lots more. With lots of stickers to add, this is guaranteed to keep any budding astronaut busy for hours.

Little Children's Knights and Castles Activity Book

Little Children's Knights and Castles Activity Book

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2015

Packed full of colouring, things to spot, drawing, puzzles and lots of stickers, this activity book for little children features plenty of brave knights, an insight into castle life and historically accurate Medieval details.

100 Games to Play

100 Games to Play

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2015

In an age when most parents are keen for their children to spend less time looking at a TV, mobile phone, or games console, this book is the perfect antidote, featuring the rules for one hundred games that can be played with little or no equipment, including memory games, traditional games like naughts and crosses, and action games to play outside.

Football Things to Make and Do

Football Things to Make and Do

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2014

This title is guaranteed to have young children cheering in the terraces with its football themed activities, including a muddy training ground painting, a penalty shoot-out card and footballer finger puppets. Each activity is clearly illustrated with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.

Big Activity Book

Big Activity Book

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2014

A bumper, write-in, mixed activity book packed full of things to make and do. Activities include codes to crack, things to spot, pictures to complete, wordsearches, crosswords, pictures to colour, recipes, games to play with friends and lots more. Plus eight pages of stickers.

Travel Activity Book

Travel Activity Book

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2014

A write-in activity book that is jam-packed with things to do on one's travels, including puzzles to solve, doodles to draw, games to play, recipes to make, and over 200 stickers to stick. Whether in the car, waiting at the airport, on the train or by the poolside, it features colourful pages that are suitable for children.

Christmas Cooking

Christmas Cooking

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2013

This is a wonderful book full of delicious seasonal recipes including much loved favourites and exciting new ideas to keep children happily occupied during the exciting weeks before Christmas. Recipes include chocolate truffles, cheesy Christmas stars and coconut mice. This book is illustrated with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. It includes gift-wrapping ideas to make delicious treats into wonderful Christmas gifts.

Animal Things to Make and Do

Animal Things to Make and Do

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2013

Wizard Things to Make and Do

Wizard Things to Make and Do

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2012

This new reduced edition of one of the titles in the hugely popular Things to Make and Do series is packed with amazing wizardy things to make and do. Budding wizards will find a multitude of enchanting activities in this book that are sure to keep their imaginations occupied, including black cats, warty toads, a bubbling cauldron collage, a starry pointed hat, the essential magic wand and a glittery chain of spooky spells. Every activity is clearly and vividly illustrated with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and large photographs of the end result. It contains over a hundred silver stickers that can be added to the activities contained in this book or used to create original scenes of magic and sorcery.

Things to Make and Do Fairy Cooking

Things to Make and Do Fairy Cooking

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2012

This title offers a fascinating look at the world's biggest bugs, including spiders bigger than a dinner plate, a stick insect longer than your arm, a beetle the same size as a rat, and moths and butterflies larger than a small dog. All bugs in the book appear life-size - so you can see how big they really are! This title also features the biggest swarms and colonies, the deadliest bugs, and the bugs that are best at camouflage. It includes 4 huge fold-out pages.

Easter Cooking

Easter Cooking

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2012

This title has easy to follow step-by-step recipes for Easter that should encourage children to cook safely. They include spring flower sweets, Easter fruit bread and daisy biscuits, as well as useful and creative Easter gift-wrapping ideas.

Dinosaur Things to Make and Do

Dinosaur Things to Make and Do

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2012

Showing how to make a stand-up stegosaurus, a pterosaur with glowing eyes, hatching dinosaur eggs and lots more, this book contains over 400 stickers to decorate them.

Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do

Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do

Author: Rebecca Gilpin, Leonie Pratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2012

This is a new edition of this bumper activity book, introducing children to the world of science in a practical and interactive way. It contains 57 activities including bubbling wizard's brew, magic flowers, panpipe straws, a spinning paper helicopter and a light catcher. Each activity uses simple and safe materials and is described by step-by-step instructions and illustrations. The activities are also accompanied by simple explanations of the science involved, including density, air pressure, streamlining and wind power. It is presented with over 850 colourful stickers to decorate the projects with.

Chocolates and Sweets to Make

Chocolates and Sweets to Make

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Full of easy, delicious recipes with simple, step-by-step, illustrated instructions. Children will love helping to make these tasty treats including peppermint creams, chocolate fudge and marshmallow crunch. Includes gift-wrapping ideas to make homemade chocolates and sweets into the perfect handmade gift. Each recipe is explained with simple, step-by-step picture instructions and photos of the finished results.

Pirate Things to Make and Do

Pirate Things to Make and Do

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2011

A swashbuckling new edition in the phenomenally successful Usborne Activities series, this fun-filled book is perfect for boys and girls who yearn for a life on the ocean wave! It is packed with piratey projects such as pirate finger-puppets, a booty-filled treasure chest and a pirate ship painting. It also features dressing-up ideas including a pirate hat, eye-patch, sword and telescope.

Dangerous Animals

Dangerous Animals

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2008

Usborne Beginners are colourful information books for children beginning to read on their own. Vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs on every page, accompanied by short, informative text.

30 Yummy Things To Cook And Eat

30 Yummy Things To Cook And Eat

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Novelty book Release Date: 01/02/2007

This title contains a pack of 30 cards, each showing a tasty and simple treat which can be made at home. On one side of the card, there is a mouth-watering photograph of the finished dish, which when turned over shows clear, step-by-step picture instructions for how to make it. The recipes include chocolate brownies, mini meringues, raspberry ice-cream and ginger star biscuits.

Spiders

Spiders

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/12/2006

Usborne Beginners are colourful information books for children beginning to read on their own. Vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs are on every page, accompanied by short, informative text.

Things To Make For Dads

Things To Make For Dads

Author: Rebecca Gilpin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2006

This colourful activity book is crammed with exciting projects that kids can create especially for dads - ranging from funny fatherly faces, to a fiery barbecue collage and a cracking car-shaped photo frame.

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