Babette Cole, born in 1949, is an English children's writer and illustrator. She has written over 70 picture books and her best-selling book Doctor Dog has been made into a successful children's cartoon series. She mainly writes children's comedy books (usually rude but still supposed to be funny and not taken offensively) like 'The Smelly Book', 'The Hairy Book', 'The Slimy Book' and 'The Silly Book'.
Babette attended The Canterbury College of Art where she received a BA Honours. She worked at the BBC creating children's programs such as Bagpuss and Watch With Mother.
Babette currently spends her time writing, visiting schools and travelling.