Rebecca Cobb

  • 5 stars across 10 books
Rebecca Cobb Biography
Rebecca Cobb is a writer and illustrator for picture books including Missing Mummy, Lunchtime and Aunt Amellia. As well as writing her own books, Rebecca also illustrates for other authors including Julia Donaldson and Helen Dunmore. In 2013, she won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for Picture Books, and she has been shortlisted twice for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Since graduating from Falmouth College of Arts in 2004, Rebecca has illustrated for many publications including Guardian Guide, Guardian Weekend magazine, The Independent and Waitrose Food Illustrated.

Our favourite Rebecca Cobb Book Characters
Bear - from The Everywhere Bear
Aunt Amelia - from Aunt Amelia
Danny - from Snow Day
26th March 2015

The Something

When a little boy's ball disappears down a mysterious hole in the garden, he can't stop thinking about what could be d... MoreThe Something

(10 reviews) Review
25th July 2019

Hello Friend!

A beautifully illustrated, wittily observed picture book about kindness, empathy and friendship from the award-winning R... MoreHello Friend!

(10 reviews) Review
27th March 2014

Aunt Amelia

When Mum and Dad go away for the night, Aunt Amelia comes to look after one very cross little girl and boy. They do NO... MoreAunt Amelia

(7 reviews) Review
31st January 2013


Winner of the Waterstones' Children's Picture Book Prize. It's lunchtime for one little girl, but she's just no... MoreLunchtime

(6 reviews) Review
12th April 2012

Missing Mummy: A Book About Bereavement

Written and illustrated by the talented and award-winning author-illustrator Rebecca Cobb, this extraordinary book deals... MoreMissing Mummy: A Book About Bereavement

(1 review) Review
13th May 2021

Aunt Amelia's House

From the award-winning Rebecca Cobb, illustrator of The Paper Dolls and The Everywhere Bear, comes another l... MoreAunt Amelia's House

(1 review) Review
3rd October 2013

The Empty Stocking book and CD

The Empty Stocking is a brilliantly funny Christmas story by Richard Curtis and Rebecca Cobb. Brilliant read by... MoreThe Empty Stocking book and CD

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13th March 2017


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25th July 2024

A Wild Walk to School

A Wild Walk to School is a warm, witty and imaginative story from Waterstones prize-winner Rebecca Cobb that perfectly c... MoreA Wild Walk to School

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  • The Something

    The Something

    by MrsV

    My daughter loved this book. Illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, so visually very similar to the Paper Dolls, this book is about a boy finds a hole in his ga...

  • The Something

    The Something

    by KLK

    This was a lovely book about a child’s curiosity about what’s down a hole in their garden. My little ones enjoyed making their own guesses about what...

  • Missing Mummy: A Book About Bereavement

    Missing Mummy: A Book About Bereavement

    by Fwb

    Missing mummy is about a girl who has just sadly lost her mum. The book takes us through her emotions and what she is going through. Very sad....

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