Mummy Never Told Me

I have been a big fan of Babette Cole for some time now but I am sorry to say that this book defeats me – I really cannot think who it is aimed at or indeed of any reason why it was published other than to cash in on the popularity of this highly talented and original author and illustrator.

The book trades on the notion of our taking a ‘sneaky peek at life’s little secrets’, but it never really does that – some of it is somewhat clever, and some more of it is somewhat insightful, but the overall effect is somewhat off the point.