Babette Cole, English children’s author, Died at 66

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Babette Cole was born on September 10, 1950, Jersey and died on January 15, 2017, in Devon.

She was an English children’s writer and illustrator.

She was born on Jersey in the Channel Islands.

Cole attended the Canterbury College of Art (now the University for the Creative Arts) and received first-class BA Honours.

Cole worked on such children’s programs as Bagpuss (working with Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin) and Jackanory for BBC television.

As a children’s writer, she created more than 150 picture books.

Cole’s best-seller Doctor Dog has been adapted as a successful children’s cartoon series.

Her work was mostly rude comedy, like The Smelly Book, The Hairy Book, The Slimy Book and The Silly Book.

Cole spent her time writing, visiting schools and traveling.

She died after a short illness.

Babette Cole passed away at 66 years old.

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