Monday, 9 July 2012

The Hairy Book by Babette Cole (Red Fox Picture Books)

We're still on our quest to read every single one of Babette Cole's books and we recently managed to grab "The Hairy Book" from the library. As you'd expect from Babette Cole, it mixes the surreal, the slightly smelly and the saucy together into a tome of rhyming revulsion that entertains and grosses out in equal measure.

Hair, cropping up everywhere. On creatures, under armpits and in less desirable places. Babette Cole chronicles the follicles with her trademark fantastic illustrations and cheeky verses.

Though this wasn't an instant hit like the Dr Dog books, it still managed to make Charlotte giggle and made me cheer right at the end. See if you can guess why when you read it :)

Charlotte's best bit: Hairy baths!

Daddy's favourite bit: Me, at the end! Yes that's me, honestly!

Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars