Hair in Funny Places
, 1999 - Puberty
- 32 pages
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.