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Babette Cole

  • 4 stars across 38 books
    Enid Blyton's books have sold over 500 million copies and have been translated into other languages more often than any other children's author.

    She wrote over 600 books and hundreds of short stories, including favourites such as The Famous Five,The Secret Seven, The Magic Faraway Tree, Malory Towers and Noddy.

    Born in London in 1897, Enid lived much of her life in Buckinghamshire and adored dogs, gardening and the countryside. She died in 1968 but remains one of the world's best-loved storytellers.

    Babette Cole was one of the world's best loved writers and illustrators of children's picture books. She created more than 150 picture books and her bestselling Doctor Dog has been adapted as a successful children's cartoon TV series. Famous for her wacky sense of humour, most of her work is comedy like The Smelly Book, The Hairy Book, The Slimy Book and The Silly Book. Babette Cole was born on Jersey in the British Channel Islands. She attended the Canterbury College of Art (now the University for the Creative Arts) and received a BA Honours first class with distinction in animation.
    She worked with Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate creating children's BBC TV programs such as Bagpuss. Her work has been widely televised on BBC's Jackanory, CBeebies and Channel 4.
    8th September 2016

    Princess Smartypants and the Missing Princes

    Princess Smartypants rules her kingdom of Totaloonia on her own - she certainly doesn't need the help of a silly Princ... More

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    30th May 1996

    Princess Smartypants

    Babette Cole's riotously funny picture book, Princess Smartypants. Princess Smartypants does not want to get married. S... More

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    1st February 1996

    Dr Dog

    Meet Doctor Dog, he's the Gumboyle family's favourite pet and their very own trusty physician. When Doctor Dog jets off ... More

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    1st June 1995

    Mummy Laid An Egg!

    Just how are babies made? Erm Well...they're delivered by dinosaurs squidged out of tubes and found under stones! In thi... More

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    1st April 1994

    Dr. Dog

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    25th September 1997

    Prince Cinders

    Prince Cinders leads a very hard life. Bullied by his three hairy brothers about his less-than-perfect looks, he spends ... More

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    4th August 2005

    Long Live Princess Smartypants

    A modern fairy tale for the twenty-first century and a second adventure for the irrepressible and highly popular Princes... More

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    6th September 2018

    Trouble with Trolls

    Warm and exciting adventure about a brave boy and a dangerous quest. Perfect for children learning to read. When troubl... More

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    4th March 2004

    Mummy Never Told Me

    What are tummy buttons for, and how do they get there? What does the tooth fairy really look like? Why do grown-ups have... More

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    3rd February 2000

    Mummy Laid an Egg

    MINI TREASURES: delightful mini picture books to treasure forever. MUMMY LAID AN EGG Mum and Dad decide it's time to tel... More

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    7th September 2006

    That's Why

    There's bad news in the paper and war on the TV. Ziggi, an aspiring rockstar, is wondering why he was ever born at all, ... More

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    5th August 2004

    Trouble with Grandad

    Babette Cole introduces young readers to a weird and wonderful family member - all of whom are not quite what they seem.... More

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    5th August 2004

    Trouble with Mum

    The trouble with mum is she wears funny hats she has funny pets she makes funny cakes - and she's not like other mums at... More

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    6th August 2009

    Princess Smartypants Breaks the Rules!

    When the Queen packs off Princess Smartypants to finishing school, it seems that our favourite royal might become a perf... More

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    6th July 1999

    BAD HABITS

    Lucretia Crum is a little monster with big, bad and very nasty habits. She wants a birthday party but all the really big... More

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    1st March 2000

    Two of Everything

    Demetrius and Paula Ogglebutt are two perfectly beautiful children, but they have a pair of parents who do nothing but a... More

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    4th October 2001

    Hair In Funny Places

    Girls and boys are always curious and sometimes even alarmed by the behaviour of their bodies as they grow up. Puberty b... More

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    1st July 2009

    If I Were You

    When Dad puts Daisy to bed, he suggests, 'If I were you ...I'd go to sleep.' So cheeky Daisy starts thinking about what ... More

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    18th May 2017

    Princess Smartypants and the Fairy Geek Mothers

    Princess Smartpant's long lost Fairy God Mother Doris needs her help... In Fairy tale land, Fairy God Mothers are b... More

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    7th September 2017

    Princess Smartypants and the Wonderland Wobble

    Join Princess Smartypants in a hilarious action-packed adventure. This time our feisty princess must attempt to save Won... More

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    30th April 1992

    Princess Smartypants

    Princess Smartypants enjoys being a Ms, but because she is very pretty and rich, all the princes want her for their Mrs.... More

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    30th April 1992

    Princess Smartypants

    Princess Smartypants enjoys being a Ms, but because she is very pretty and rich, all the princes want her for their Mrs.... More

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    30th April 1992

    Princess Smartypants

    Princess Smartypants enjoys being a Ms, but because she is very pretty and rich, all the princes want her for their Mrs.... More

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    30th April 1992

    Princess Smartypants

    Princess Smartypants enjoys being a Ms, but because she is very pretty and rich, all the princes want her for their Mrs.... More

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    28th October 1993

    Prince Cinders

    All Prince Cinders ever does is clean, scrub and tidy up after his three big, hairy brothers. Until one Saturday night, ... More

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    28th October 1993

    Prince Cinders

    All Prince Cinders ever does is clean, scrub and tidy up after his three big, hairy brothers. Until one Saturday night, ... More

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    28th October 1993

    Prince Cinders

    All Prince Cinders ever does is clean, scrub and tidy up after his three big, hairy brothers. Until one Saturday night, ... More

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    28th October 1993

    Prince Cinders

    "Cole's unique brand of wacky humor is given free rein in this merry romp . . ".--Publishers Weekly. "Kids, especially t... More

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    1st February 2003

    SLIMY BOOK_ THE

    Sticky, sludgy, slippy slime, the sloppy, ploppy, creepy kind. The pages of this book are jam-packed with every imaginab... More

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    1st April 2008

    Drop Dead

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    13th September 1993

    The Trouble with Mum

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    6th July 2001

    The Smelly Book

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