Hair In Funny Places
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As it turns out, it is the behaviour of the wonderfully depicted Mr. and Mrs. Hormone that plays havoc with the physical and emotional states of girls and boys between, roughly, eight to eighteen years. The book is bound to be controversial but Babette Cole has never taken the conventional path and her readers love her for her outrageous approach to little-mentioned topics. The trouble with Gran is that, beneath her grandmotherly exterior, she's an alienand a rather lively, headstrong one at that. Her young grandson is therefore apprehensive when his class undertakes an Continue reading »
Etiquette experts seldom dwell on the uproarious consequences of carelessness. Cole (Dr. Dog), on the other hand, considers chaos the spice of life. In a singsongy voice, the author lectures her Continue reading » PreS-Gr 2-In this fine translation of Cole's Truelove (London, Jonathan Cape Ltd., 2001), a family pet is displaced by the arrival of a new baby. The situation is fully framed from the pet's point Continue reading »Girls and boys are always curious and sometimes even alarmed by the behaviour of their bodies as they grow up. This text takes the form of a conversation between a small girl and her teddy bear. It is the behaviour of Mr and Mrs Hormone which is responsible for and plays havoc with the physical and emotional states of girls and boys in puberty. This shows both boys and girls undergoing changes, in a funny way , with comical illustrations and second person narrative.
Cole's ( The Trouble with Uncle ) latest creation is Supermoo, a heroic heifer determined to protect Earth. Like Superman, the cape-wearing bovine flies with ease, but she also takes certain cues Continue reading » Hairy hats and hairy feet Hair that doesn’t smell too sweet! With her irresistible illustrations and wonderfully funny text, who better to guide us through all things hairy than the brilliant Babette Cole. Cole is not the shy type. Her Drop Dead cheerfully explored mortality, and her Bad Good Manners Book took a dubious view of etiquette. This picture book, whose cover shows a boy and girl slicing a Continue reading »This facts-of-life book has become a classic, despite its controversial subject matter. Cole firmly believed in children's right to knowledge about their own bodies and the accompanying pictures are never vulgar. Brainy and bespectacled rat Ethelyn, an aspiring brain surgeon, earns the respect of her fellow ``ratlettes'' in a fast-paced tale especially helpful to those adjusting to a new school. When Ethelyn Continue reading »