Hair in Funny Places, Paperback

Hair in Funny Places Paperback

Illustrated by Babette Cole

2 out of 5 (1 rating)


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 topics.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, 32
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780099266266



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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 they mix their potions and basically create havoc in a kid's body). Didn't seem like a super positive approach to puberty.

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