A Dose of Dr Dog by Babette Cole


A Dose of Dr Dog by Babette Cole

Doctor Dog, the Gumboyle family's favourite pet and their very own trusty physician, is having a well-deserved rest on a tropical island. Until, that is, the Gumboyles turn up and need rescuing from a variety of nasty holiday ailments! With the help of the long-lost herbal scientist Professor Dash Hund, Dr. Dog uses herbal remedies to soothe mosquito bites and sunburn, settle a nasty case of motion sickness and draw out a big juicy boil. But the Gumboyles have one problem that even Dr. Dog can't solve. A hungry and highly dangerous plant is lurking in the campsite and it could strike at any moment ...


Charming, educative (in a rather naughty way) and funny ... Take daily, repeatedly Observer Zany, comical images of exuberent and eccentric characters that break down taboos The Times Tremendous vitality Guardian

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

2nd October 2008



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