Children’s book lovers farewell the groundbreaking, much lauded and loved, Babette Cole, author of ‘Princess Smartypants’, ‘Dr Dog’, ‘The Hairy Book’ and ‘Mummy Laid an Egg’ (voted 1993 British picture book of the year), amongst hundreds of others. We are grateful for the fun and vitality of her risk taking messages. 

2 thoughts on “Princess Babette Cole

  1. So very sad. Countless children have grown up with “Princess Smartypants” as a role model, both girls and boys. “Mummy Laid an Egg” played a big role in the lives of my 2 children as they were growing up, but we know her legacy is strong!

    1. She has left such a legacy. She was, to use a Mrs Stevens’ word, a ‘trailblazer’ bold and strong. I am so glad we’ve wonderful writers such as Babette Cole x

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