Sprog Owner's Manual

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9780224064873: Sprog Owner's Manual

From acquisition to waste management, fuel to fittings, this book contains everything you need to know about sprogs (okay, kids) and, most importantly, how to tell the difference between a good sprog (kind to animals, nice smell of soap) and a bad sprog (sticky hair, smelly feet, animals are frightened). Lively, fun, and irreverent, Babette Cole’s books for children offer a hilariously fresh look at the ludicrous side of life. Winner of the prestigious Kurt Maschler Award, Cole is the author of such favorites as The Bad Good Book of Manners, Dr. Dog, The Hairy Book, Princess Smartypants, The Slimy Book, and the Trouble With . . . books.

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Babette Cole is filled with zest for life: she lives in Lincolnshire but travels extensively, to exotic parts of the world but also round the UK, visiting schools and meeting children. She is a great animal lover and keeps chickens, sheep, horses, dogs, and cats, which all find their way into her books.

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K-Gr. 3. Using a similar format to that of her books on reproduction (Mommy Laid an Egg, 1992) and puberty (Hair in Funny Places, 2000), Cole addresses general health for kids, referring to the latter by the British slang term sprog. She focuses on the body's various systems, offering tips on proper body maintenance. On most pages, the good sprog's behavior is contrasted with the bad sprog's behavior. For example, good sprogs eat all sorts of healthy things, while bad sprogs clog up their digestive systems with sludge. A diagram shows the muscles of the good sprog, but bad sprogs are actually big bags of gel. Cole's hilarious watercolors are the real attraction: no one draws nasty kids and bemused pets like she does. The information imparted may be slight, but the inspired silliness makes the book worth opening, and it may lead kids to further explorations on the topic. Todd Morning
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