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Rebecca Elliott

Always the eternal daydreamer and doodler Rebeccas school project from the age of six has in it the line When I grow up I want to be a writer and an artist. After a brief trip into a more serious life involving gaining a degree in Philosophy followed by an insanely dull office job Rebecca returned to her childhood career plans.

Since 2002 she has written and illustrated dozens of childrens picture books including, Cubs First Winter, Naked Trevor , The Last Tiger, Milos Pet Egg and Zoo Girl which was nominated for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal. She has also written about her own children, one of whom has severe special needs, in her books Just Because and Sometimes which have been met with accolades from former childrens laureates Jacqueline Wilson and Michael Rosen, five star reviews and much media coverage from, amongst others, The Independent and Radio 2.