The Silly Slimy Smelly Hairy Book by Babette Cole


The Silly Slimy Smelly Hairy Book by Babette Cole

If you look closely you'll agree, There are some silly sights to see. The pages of this book are crammed with sights that are not only silly, but are slimy, smelly and hairy, too. Silly-looking people who have silly walks tuck into some very silly food. Intergalactic slime from Mars arrives on our icky, slimy planet. Every imaginable smell is represented from camels and warthogs to stiff, stinky socks. And there is hair to be found everywhere from huge hairy gorillas to tiny hairy fleas. With her irresistible illustrations and wonderfully funny text, who better to guide us through the silly, slimy, smelly, hairy world we live in than the brilliant Babette Cole?

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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128 pages
Interest Age: from 5 to 7


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Publication date

4th October 2001



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