The Sprog Owner's Manual by Babette Cole


The Sprog Owner's Manual by Babette Cole

'Warning Note: Before acquiring a sprog, please read the following instructions Very Carefully.' From acquisition to waste disposal, fuel to framework and fittings, this book contains everything you need to know about sprogs and, most importantly, how to tell the difference between a good sprog and a bad one.


An invaluable handbook ... (and a good laugh for sprogs) Carousel 20051101 Hilarious and unsentimental guide ... Colourful illustrations with simple messages that parents and children alike will find funny Daily Echo 20051028 This cleverly disguised and disgusting manual ... will have even the worst sprog giggling with ghoulish glee and learning a thing or two in the process Sunday Business Post (Eire) 20051211 Cole uses wit and some wacky ideas to encourage healthy habits and make children think about how their bodies work Families magazine 20050901 Open a book by Babette Cole and it won't be long before a grin breaks out ... the pictures are hilarious Newbury Weekly News 20050929

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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40 pages
Interest Age: from 5 to 7


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Publication date

1st September 2005



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