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Rebecca Cool Rebecca Cool i(A127564 works by)
Born: Established: Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Born in Western Australia, artist and illustrator Rebecca Cool has studied at the Claremont School of Fine Art and has had her work shown at a number of exhibitions. Her work became widely recognised when she was commissioned to do the 1993 Festival of Perth promotional piece. Since then she has steadily gained a loyal, almost cult, following. Her art work has also been used to illustrate children's books. Cool has lived on a rural property on the Margaret River, WA with her partner, and fellow artist, Ross Miller.

Source: Walker Books website, http://www.walkerbooks.com.au/

Sighted: 28/09/2009

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Bog Frog Hop 2013 single work picture book children's

'The soggy bog is home to ten polliwogs. They splosh and splash together in the rain and mud, until one polliwog turns into a frog. Now there are nine polliwogs in the soggy bog and one frog on the mossy log. As the rain continues to fall, more and more polliwogs turn into frogs and the bog comes to life with colour and sound. Even the local scriffy scruffy dog cannot resist the bog-frog hop!' (Publisher's blurb)

2013 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Young Children
For All Creatures 2011 single work picture book children's 'For all creatures - the great and the small, the winged and the walking, the singing and the silent - we are thankful.' (From the publisher's website.)
2012 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books
2012 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Young Children (2003-2013)
2012 shortlisted The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature
2012 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
Isabella's Garden 2009 single work picture book children's 'Following the well known structure of The House That Jack Built, Isabella's Garden tells the tale of growth and seasonal change, beginning and ending with 'the seeds that slept in the soil all dark and deep' and how they bloom and florish and ultimately lead to new growth. Told with great warmth, this is a comforting story about the cycle of life in its many forms.' (From the publisher's website.)
2010 winner Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Lower Primary Children (2003-2013)
2010 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Crichton Award for the illustrations by Rebecca Cool.
2010 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Children's Book
2010 shortlisted Booksellers Choice Award
2010 honour book Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
2010 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Children's Literature Award
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