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Princess Smartypants Paperback – Picture Book, 2 September 1996
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Babette Cole is filled with zest for life- she lives in Dorset but travels extensively, to exotic parts of the world but also around Great Britain, visiting schools and meeting children. She is a great animal lover and keeps chickens, sheep, horses, dogs and cats which all find their way into her books.
Fans of Babette Cole's books will not be surprised that their creator has had a somewhat unconventional life and career. Yes, she did train at Canterbury College of Art but "spent every minute trying to get out." By her third year, Babette was "producing my own little books which everyone liked except my tutors, who thought I should have been doing my Letraset, sitting up properly and not wearing my wellingtons into art school." Babette was actually thrown out of the college twice but then invited back! Babette graduated with a BA Hons (First Class) and began talking to publishers. "Students don't know what publishers want and I think they should find out," she says. Today, she remains closely involved throughout the production process, even if that means flying out to the Far East to check the pages as they come off the printing press. Babette is no stranger to travel. She lived for a year in the Okavango Swamps in Botswana, and now makes regular trips to her second home in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Her firs
- Publisher : Picture Puffin; 1st edition (2 September 1996)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0140555269
- ISBN-13 : 978-0140555264
- Reading age : 3 - 5 years
- Dimensions : 22.86 x 0.64 x 26.04 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 12,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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My 3 year-old grand-daughter loves this book.