Rebecca Patterson grew up in Bolton, and studied fashion due to a love of illustration. After graduating, she worked at an assortment of jobs, including being a classroom assistant in a primary school. 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. She is the 2012 winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. She lives in Cambridge.
Four Bad Unicorns
(Paperback) - 06/04/2023
Frankie and her sister are UNICORN MAD! Today, they're playing their favourite unicorn game, but when their bossy friend Ada arrives with her brother to play, she takes over the game - and takes over the wheelchair - putting them all in unicorn prison! After all, they've been bad unicorns, haven't they?
Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Rebecca Patterson deftly handles the subject of childhood play and disability from her own personal experience of growing up with a disabled sister.