Hair in Funny Places

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Jonathan Cape, 1999 - Puberty - 32 pages
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The new book in Babette Cole’s bestselling series of “family dilemmas that began withMummy 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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User Review  - mirikayla - LibraryThing

I really didn't care for the illustrations in this book, and the way it was written was actually mildly annoying (Mr. and Mrs. Hormone are hairy little monsters who are angry about being woken up, so ... Read full review

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User Review  - slbenne1 - LibraryThing

Hair in Funny places does a good job and describing the inevitable occurences of puberty and natural maturing of children. Although I would not include such aa text in a classroom library, I believe ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Babette Cole is filled with a zest for life. She travels extensively, and is a great animal lover whose chickens, sheep, horses, dogs and cats all find their way into her books.


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