Babette Cole was born on a little island called Jersey in 1950. She went to school in a convent but left and went to Art School at Canterbury in England. She graduated in 1973 with an honours degree. Cole made friends with Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate who were making Children's TV programmes for the BBC. They gave Cole her my first job drawing for Jackanory and TV comics. Then, since she had had some work published by the BBC, she was able to go to other publishers with her own books and was finally published in 1976. Cole has written over 70 books, the most famous being"Mummy Laid An Egg". It sold a million copies.