Rebecca Patterson grew up in Bolton and now lives in Cambridge with her family and a pug dog.

Originally she studied fashion and then children’s book illustration at Cambridge School of Art.

She has written and illustrated seven children’s picture books including MY BIG SHOUTING DAY which won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.




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?

The Christmas Show

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.

My Busy Being Bella Day

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.

The Deep End

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!


A very informative and very useful day.

- Rebecca Patterson