Rebecca is the author and illustrator of many picture books for children:

You Are to Me, Lost and Found, Some Helpful Tips for a Better World and

a Happier Life, and OH NO! Time to Go! A Book of Goodbyes and most recently Before You. She has also illustrated many books, including One of Those Days written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Rebecca’s illustrations have been selected several times for the Original Art Exhibition at The Society of Illustrators in New York. With deceptively simple line drawings, playful lyrical verse and waggish humor, her books speak to audiences of all ages. Rebecca lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, poet Edison Dupree.

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You Are to Me

G. P. Putnam’s Sons

“... sunny, unexpected metaphors avoid the cliches... an ego-boosting bagatelle for children, and also fun for grown-ups who may hear echoes of Cole Porter’s You’re the Top.


“A charming exploration of the joys of sharing.”

-School Library Journal

Lost and Found

G. P. Putnam’s Sons

“Guileless and appealing for the disorganized

youngster in us all.” -Kirkus Reviews

OH NO! Time to Go! A Book of Goodbyes

Schwartz & Wade/Random House Children’s Books

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Some Helpful Tips for a Better World and a Happier Life

Schwartz & Wade/Random House Children’s Books

“entertaining... comically woeful scenarios”

   -New York Times Review of Books

“idiosyncratic scraggly-line drawings...

emanate good-humored glumness”

   -Horn Book Magazine

One of Those Days

words by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & pictures by Rebecca Doughty

G. P. Putnam’s Sons

isbn# 9780399243653

“... eloquently deploys a string of metaphors... and her poem works just as well to describe a parent's love of his or her child as it does to express romantic affection.”

                           -Publisher’s Weekly STARRED review

“In the clever, quirky Before You, Rebecca Doughty uses friendship and the sense of fulfillment it brings as the basis for a series of witty comparisons... she uses her trademark deadpan visual style to hilarious effect... and the result is a book that will appeal to readers of all ages. This is a nifty little volume that celebrates the power of companionship.” -Bookpage

“A celebration of friendship that uses metaphors to excellent effect.” -Kirkus Reviews

Before You

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers

isbn# 9780544463172

“A playful, reassuring book that helps make saying goodbye a little easier... there’s a new goodbye on every page. Some are easy, like when it’s time to go home for supper. Some are funny, like when dogs say it with a growl. And some are much harder, like when a very best friend moves away. With a bouncy rhyming text and vibrant, droll illustrations, this book of goodbyes leaves readers with a heartwarming thought: that for each goodbye, there’s always a new hello.“ from Random House Books

“make art... try new things... lend mother nature a hand... stop and smell the flowers...” are just some of these helpful tips. Read the rest, and add a few of your own! Some useful and silly advice for all ages.