Babette Cole is one of the world's best loved writers and illustrators of children's picture books. She has 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 is a fellow of KIAD. 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.
Engaging, funny and informative. * Women in Science * Princess Smartypants is confident, brilliant and resourceful (and she definitely doesn't need a prince to help her rule over her kingdom of Totaloonia!). A great step up from early readers for 6-8 year olds, who will love the black and white illustrations peppered through the book. * The School Run * With a well-known princess, three fed-up bears and a parade of motorcycling grannies, this is a great take of fairy tales and a highly enjoyable read. * Parents in Touch *