Hair in Funny Places by Babette Cole

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The new book in Babette Cole’s bestselling series of “family dilemmas that began with Mummy Laid an Egg.”

Puberty. Who else but Babette Cole would have the temerity to tackle this subject in a picture book, and the genius to carry it off. The text, which takes the form of a conversation between a small girl and her teddy bear, is ingenious and funny.
As it turns out, it is the behaviour of the wonderfully depicted Mr. and Mrs. Hormone that plays havoc with the physical and emotional states of girls and boys between, roughly, eight to eighteen years. The book is bound to be controversial but Babette Cole has never taken the conventional path and her readers love her for her outrageous approach to little-mentioned topics.

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Babette Cole was born on a little island called Jersey in 1950. She went to school in a convent but left and went to Art School at Canterbury in England. She graduated in 1973 with an honours degree. Cole made friends with Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate who were making Children's TV programmes for the BBC. They gave Cole her my first job drawing for Jackanory and TV comics. Then, since she had had some work published by the BBC, she was able to go to other publishers with her own books and was finally published in 1976. Cole has written over 70 books, the most famous being"Mummy Laid An Egg". It sold a million copies.
Published January 1, 1999 by Jonathan Cape. 31 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It’s all the work of Mr. and Mrs. Hormone (and their ratlike dog), the teddy explains, who concoct “potions” that give children “bosoms,” pimples, hair in new places, radical mood swings, and ultimately the urge and ability to make babies.

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Brandishing her outrageously sly sense of humor, Cole (Mommy Laid an Egg) tweaks the topic of puberty in all of its glory, with predictably boisterous results. Here, in response to a girl's query to h

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Here, in response to a girl's query to her teddy bear about the process of growing up, she whips up ""Mr. and Mrs. Hormone"" and their dog, a vile little trio who ""live inside you"" and ""mix the potions that turn children into adults."" Typical of Cole's no-holds-barred approach, the girl's par...

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