Author(s): Rebecca Cobb
When Mum and Dad go away for the night, Aunt Amelia comes to look after one very cross little girl and boy. They do NOT want to be looked after and, even worse, Mum has left a list of boring instructions. But Aunt Amelia turns out to be rather different from expected...and a LOT more fun! This charmingly funny, warm and beautiful new story from the hugely talented creator of The Paper Dolls is now available as a board book. Gorgeous illustrations accompany sweet, funny, friendly text - every child (and adult!) will wish for an aunt like Amelia!
We were in a bad mood. Aunt Amelia was coming to look after us.
This is one of the sweetest books I've read in years and now that it's available in paperback, is sure to become the hugely popular timeless classic it deserves to be. Haverhill Echo A charmingly funny, warm and beautiful story. The Bookseller's Children's Buyer's Guide Cobb's illustrations ooze colour, noise, wit and warmth with a perfect understanding of what makes the little ones laugh out loud. Come back soon, Aunt Amelia... Dailymail.co.uk
Rebecca Cobb is a fast-rising star in children's picture books. Having collaborated on two picture storybooks with the Orange-Prize winner Helen Dunmore, Rebecca's debut solo project, the hugely accomplished and heart-breakingly beautiful MISSING MUMMY, was published by Macmillan in 2011. The gorgeously funny and well-received LUNCHTIME followed, winning the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and garnering a place on the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist. In addition, Rebecca's stunning illustrations accompanied Julia's Donaldson's wonderfully lyrical story in THE PAPER DOLLS, also shortlisted for the 2014 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. AUNT AMELIA is every bit as warm, engaging and original as Rebecca's existing books, and is sure to continue to establish her as a real 'one to watch'. Rebecca lives in Cornwall.