That's Why by Babette Cole


That's Why by Babette Cole

There's bad news in the paper and war on the TV. Ziggi, an aspiring rockstar, is wondering why he was ever born at all, when the answer to his question miraculously appears in the form of a spectacular, all-flying, all-singing little stallion! Ziggi is whisked away for the ride of his life, but will he come back singing a different tune ...? Babette Cole provides us with some answers to the biggest question of all in this vibrant, life-affirming picture book.


A positive message, delivered with Babette Cole's usual quirky vision and wicked sense of humour The Bookseller That's Why celebrates caring and sharing and the great jigsaw puzzle of life! Babette Cole provides us with some answers to the biggest question of all in this vibrant, life affirming picture book Parents News Refreshing to see this book by Babette Cole breaking down the taboos of children's fiction South Wales Argus This is the perfect book for the child who sometimes feels discouraged by life. Babette Cole has created this bright and warming picture book to remind her readers that they are here to make the world a better more loving place Through the Looking Glass

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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32 pages
Interest Age: from 5 to 7


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Publication date

4th October 2007



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