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Babette Cole

  • 4 stars across 36 books
    Babette Cole was born in Jersey in the Channel Islands. She graduated from Canterbury College of Art in 1973 and was the illustrator and author of more than 150 witty, imaginative, irreverent and thought-provoking picture books for children including the bestselling, stereotype-defying Princess Smartypants. She produced animated storyboards for the BBC and illustrated numerous greetings cards and books by other authors as well as her own. Babette adored the countryside and was a keen horse rider and breeder. She spent much of her life in Lincolnshire, before moving to Kent and then westward through Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.
    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

    (10 reviews)
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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 ma... More

    (8 reviews)
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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

    (4 reviews)
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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

    (3 reviews)
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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

    (2 reviews)
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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

    (2 reviews)
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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

    (1 review)
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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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    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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    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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