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Babette Cole

  • 5 stars across 9 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.
    3rd May 2012

    Famous Five: Five On A Treasure Island: Book 1

    Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most po... More

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    6th September 2007

    Songs and Verse

    Exuberant rhymes are an intrinsic part of the appeal of Roald Dahl's books - and here are some classic and magical momen... More

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    6th June 2013

    Even My Ears Are Smiling

    Following the publication of bestselling Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy, Michael Rosen has followed up with a... More

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    10th March 2016

    How to Put Your Parents to Bed

    Mylisa Larsen's tongue-in-cheek bedtime story about a role reversal between parents and a child pairs perfectly with Bab... More

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    3rd October 2011

    Even My Ears Are Smiling

    Following the publication of bestselling Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy, Michael Rosen has followed up with a... More

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    13th September 1993

    The Trouble with Mum

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