If I were you by Babette Cole

If I were you

Written by Babette Cole

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Shortlisted for the Pre-School Award, Early Year Awards 2009

This book is completely wacky but kids, both girls and boys, and parents too, will delight in Babette Cole’s humorous illustrations and Richard Hamilton’s lively text. Daisy and her father swap their lives and Dad, dressed in a tutu, is taken off to the park and to the zoo among other places by Daisy. Wow, what a story! Would you dare do that to your dad?


If I were you by Babette Cole

When Dad puts Daisy to bed, he suggests, 'If I were you ...I'd go to sleep.' So cheeky Daisy starts thinking about what things would REALLY be like if she and Dad swapped around. She could feed Dad porridge while she ate chocolate fromage frais and would wheel him past the neighbours all dressed in pink! Dad thinks it would be great not to have to do any cleaning or cooking but to visit the zoo and play in the park instead!

About the Author

Babette Cole

Babette Cole is the award-winning author/illustrator behind such children’s classics as Princess Smartypants and Doctor Dog. Her zany, lively artwork is instantly recognisable and she is a household name in the world of picture books.

"Hello, My name is Babette Cole and I write and illustrate children's picture books.

I got fed up with school so I left and went to Art School at Canterbury in England. I left there in 1973 with a first class honours degree.

Then, since I had some work published by the BBC. I could go to other publishers with my own books and finally got one published in 1976.

I have lived in different parts of the world like Africa and the West Indies. At present I live in Dorset in England..

I have a stud farm in England and I breed Show Hunters which I ride myself. I have been riding show ponies and horses since I was seven years old. I do a lot of side saddle riding - My little horse, Hot Tip, (Scrappit) and I have been the National Champions for the past three years."

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Publication date

3rd August 2009




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