Rebecca Goodhew spent most of her childhood playing in the woods in rural Suffolk making bows and arrows, wishing she was Maid Marian from the 90s’ CBBC TV show. Always a country mouse, she left her beloved village for a few years whilst attempting to become an adult, living in Norwich for a while before heading of to university in Buckinghamshire to study a BA in English and Creative Writing. Not long after that, she became a Reception teacher in order to have a legitimate reason for buying LOTS of picture books. Rebecca is currently taking a break from teaching in order to raise a family, having spent the last four years having 3 sons, but the accumulation of picture books has come in very handy!
Rebecca is passionate about teaching early reading skills, and particularly loves rhyming stories & nonsense poetry. She loves books that have illustrations that you can get lost in – Jackie Morris being a particular favourite artist.
She also has, buried somewhere in her study, a couple of stories that she has written and hopefully will one day turn them in to picture books. She is enthusiastic about getting children involved in nature and loves a good nature book to share with her boys as well as getting them outside and making bows and arrows with them!