The perfect book for dealing with bad days and bad moods, with a reassuring hug of an ending
Rebecca grew up in Bolton, and first 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, while sending out manuscripts for picture books. 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, with stories often starting as games or something made up in the back of a car to amuse a child. She is the 2012 winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. She lives in Cambridge.
"Patterson conveys a rage that readers should find appalling and
thrilling at the same time" * Publishers Weekly *
"This book is so brilliantly observed that it should be compulsory reading for all mothers who think they might have stopped seeing the funny side of an impossibly opinionated toddler . . . It is laugh-out-loud funny, particularly to all of those who have been there, and bound to become a classic" -- Daisy Bridgewater * Sunday Telegraph *
"An entertaining and beguiling antidote to tears and tantrums . . . It's the perfect picture book for dealing with bad days and bad moods, and comes with a big reassuring hug at the end" * Lancashire Evening Post *
"The perfect book for dealing with bad days and bad moods" * Primary Times Ireland *
"This book will definitely make children laugh at Bella's outrageous antics" -- Joy Court * Reading Zone *