Sunday, January 15, 2017
Very sad news, Babette Cole - Author of "Dr Dog" and "Princess Smartypants" has died...
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 11:24 AM
Babette's work was a mainstay of my growing up, her fantastic illustrations for other authors - and of course her own brilliant children's books were part of Charlotte's growing up too. We borrowed "Dr Dog" from our local library and had to own it, and the equally fab sequel "A Dose of Dr Dog" too.
Babette's ultimate mighty girl though was Princess Smartypants - a girl who eschewed the usual pretty dresses and endless supplies of shoes to pursue her own dreams. A clever lass, just like Babette herself.
She was always a funny and warm person to converse with over email or via Twitter, and someone whose work we loved sharing with others.
It's a very sad day for children's literature indeed.