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Cole, Babette S. free

Born Jersey 10 Sept. 1950; died 15 Jan. 2017

author and illustrator of children’s books


convent, Jersey; Canterbury Coll. of Educn (BA 1st Cl. Hons Illustration and Audio Visual 1973)


Worked for BBC Children’s TV. Member: BSJA; SSA. Side Saddle Rider of the Year, 1998; Side Saddle Nat. Champion (Working Hunter), 2002, 2003. Consultant, Authors and Artists Bookshop Ltd, 2010–; Dir,, 2013–. Fellow, Kent Inst. of Art and Design, 2003. DVD, Writing and Illustrating a Children’s Picture Book, 2008


include: Hairy Book, 1984; Slimy Book, 1985; Smelly Book, 1987; Silly Book, 1989; Trouble with Grandad, 1989; Cupid, 1989; Three Cheers for Errol, 1992; Princess Smartypants, 1992; Mummy Laid an Egg (BRIT Award Best Illustrated Children’s Bk of Year), 1993 (trans. 73 languages); Prince Cinders, 1993; Hurrah for Ethelyn, 1993; Tarzanna, 1993; Trouble with Mum, 1993; Trouble with Uncle, 1994; Dr Dog, 1994 (TV series); Trouble with Dad, 1995; Winni Allfours, 1995; Drop Dead, 1996; Trouble with Gran, 1997; Two of Everything, 1997; Bad Good Manners Book, 1997; King Change-a-lot, 1998; Hair in Funny Places, 1999; Bad Habits!, 1999; Animals Scare Me Stiff, 2000; Truelove, 2001; Lady Lupin’s Book of Etiquette, 2002; Mummy Never Told Me, 2003; The Sprog Owner’s Manual, 2004; Long Live Princess Smartypants, 2004; That’s Why, 2006; A Dose of Dr Dog, 2007; Princess Smartypants Breaks the Rules, 2009; Fetlocks Hall: the unicorn princess, 2010; Fetlocks Hall: the ghostly blinkers, 2010; Fetlocks Hall: the curse of the pony vampires, 2011; Fetlocks Hall: the enchanted pony, 2011; The Wildest West Country Tale of James Rabbit and the Giggleberries, 2014; illustrated: Richard Hamilton, If I Were You, 2008


breeding and showing show hunters, sailing


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