Hair in Funny Places

Hair in Funny Places

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Girls and boys are always curious and sometimes even alarmed by the behaviour of their bodies as they grow up. Puberty being a particularly unsettling time, Babette Cole has made this the subject of the fifth title in her bestselling series of 'family dilemmas'. Who else but Babette would have the temerity to tackle this subject in a picture book and the genius to carry it off! In "Hair in Funny Places" her artwork is without exaggeration some of the best she has ever done: it is brilliant. The text takes the form of a conversation between a small girl and her teddy bear, and is ingenious and funny. It is the behaviour of Mr and Mrs Hormone (wonderfully depicted) which is responsible for and plays havoc with the physical and emotional states of girls and boys throughout puberty. This book is bound to be controversial but Babette has never taken the conventional path and her readers love her for her outrageous approach to little mentioned more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 234 x 238 x 6mm | 158.76g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 32
  • 0099266261
  • 9780099266266
  • 30,886

Review quote

"Classic picture book dealing with puberty" Sunday Expressshow more

About Babette Cole

Babette Cole was born in Jersey in the Channel Islands. She graduated from Canterbury College of Art in 1973 and was the illustrator and author of more than 150 witty, imaginative, irreverent and thought-provoking picture books for children including the bestselling, stereotype-defying Princess Smartypants. She produced animated storyboards for the BBC and illustrated numerous greetings cards and books by other authors as well as her own. Babette adored the countryside and was a keen horse rider and breeder. She spent much of her life in Lincolnshire, before moving to Kent and then westward through Dorset, Devon and more

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"Classic picture book dealing with puberty"show more

Back cover copy

Ted has seen many children grow up. In his wise but wildly funny way he explains how Mr and Mrs Hormone mix their outrageous potions that turn children into adults...with the best results of course!show more

Rating details

114 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 43% (49)
4 23% (26)
3 14% (16)
2 11% (12)
1 10% (11)

Our customer reviews

This book is the perfect first step in explaining the basics of puberty, it tells enough without freaking a child out and leaves out the whole sex thing a child may not be ready for. Perfect for the 7-12 year more
by nicole addo
This book is brilliant. It explains growing up in a simple and easy way for kids of the appropriate age to understand. It is funny and the pictures are fantastic too. I recommend this more
by Vikki Clarke
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