Rebecca Colby

Rebecca Colby author photoAfter spending her childhood in the US, Rebecca Colby’s work took her far afield, including a spell working in Taiwan. A qualified primary school teacher, Rebecca has also worked as a librarian and now lives in North Yorkshire with her family, working as a picture book writer.

Her first book, There Was A Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie, was published in 2014 by Floris Books. The story reinterprets the traditional rhyme of the old lady swallowing a fly and adds a Scottish twist; the ‘wee lassie’ swallows all manner of Scottish creatures, from a Scottie dog to Nessie!

Rebecca’s second picture book, It’s Raining Bats and Frogs, was published by Macmillan in 2015 and follows Delia’s efforts to save the day as the Witch Parade is threatened by a rainstorm.

Rebecca brings her teaching skills to the sessions she offers at primary schools, libraries and literary festivals and offers fantastic events ‘fairy tale’ themed visits. For more information about Rebecca’s school visits, please click here.

Published Books:
There Was A Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie
It’s Raining Bats and Frogs

Useful Links:
Floris Books (publishers of There Was A Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie)
Feiwel & Friends (publishers of It’s Raining Bats and Frogs, imprint of Macmillan US).