Babette Cole is a bestselling and well loved author and illustrator of children’s books. Translated into countless languages across the globe her imaginative take on the world through a child’s eyes continues to delight children and adults alike. Babette now lives in the West Country amid the rolling red hills of mid Devon. She is always inspired by the places she lives and the people she meets. They inevitably end up in her books in one way or another.
Babette’s newest adventure, The Wildest West Country Tales, are a sideways look at Beatrix Potter's classic tales of country animals in which there is always a main character such as Peter Rabbit and a protagonist like Mr McGregor or Mr Todd, the fox, and indeed, a lesson to be learned. As in Beatrix Potters' famous tales, Babette's animals live in a close community. In James Rabbit and the Giggleberries, James is based on a tall slim boy from Devon who works on a local farm as an agricultural labourer. Every hour he has to himself he tends his own little garden and dreams of having his own land and greenhouses so that he can grow organic vegetables. Babette has conjured up a way of making his dreams come true.