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My big shouting day!

My big shouting day!

Patterson, Rebecca

Bella is having one of those days - her biscuit is broken, she has a hurting foot and ballet is too itchy for words. All she can do is shout. But by the end of the day, when she's all tired out from being shouty, Bella knows there's one magic word and one magic mummy to make things better again

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories. Early Years. Picture Books.
Published London: Jonathan Cape, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Rebecca Patterson
ISBN: 1780080069, 9781780080062
Intended audience: Preschool.
Physical Description: [26] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 2.9
Interest Level: LY
Points: 0.5
Quiz Number: 223808

Author note

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"
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"
Reading Zone

Back cover copy


"Yesterday I woke up and my baby brother Bob was crawling around my room licking my jewellery, so I shouted GET OUT OF MY ROOM and that was the start of MY BIG SHOUTING DAY!"

Bella is having a Bad Day - everything is going wrong and all she can do is shout!

But bad days don;t last for ever, especially when Mummy's there to hug you and love you anyway - and Bella even learns that special word . . . SORRY!

A hilariously FUNNY and REASSURING book from author-illustrator REBECCA PATTERSON