Rebecca Emberley is an accomplished bestselling children’s author and illustrator who has created more than 40 books for children, including several highly successful bilingual books. She is also the daughter—and sometimes creative partner—of Ed Emberley. 

Rebecca was creatively trained by both her parents in everything from oil painting to sewing. Her aesthetic preference is collage which is the medium she uses in her books. At the start of her career, she created collages by hand – either paper on paper or sometimes found objects – but now she has begun scanning paper into the computer and manipulating her images digitally. She is also experimenting with silk screening and graphic design. She travels the world finding inspiration for her stories and art.

Rebecca’s ingenious bilingual (English / Spanish) board books have carved out their own niche in the marketplace since the series began in the 1990s. These colourful books help children learn their first words in both languages, introducing them to colours, numbers, animals and much more. Rebecca also creates concept books which encourage young readers to learn new sounds and say them out loud, such as City Sounds and Jungle Sounds. These books both evocatively bring to life new settings through vivid images and new noises for children to experiment with.

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