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Is your child scared of the neighbours?

November 3, 2014

take you mrs coleFirst published in 1985, “I’ll take you to Mrs Cole!” is a picture book for children which has recently been re-issued in paperback. Written by Nigel Gray, it tells the story of a young boy who is left home alone a lot, while his Mother works.  Often, he gets into mischief or fails to do his chores, and his Mother threatens that she’ll take him to scary Mrs Cole’s if he doesn’t behave.

Mrs Cole lives in a noisy, run-down house down the street, with many children. The boy imagines that Mrs Cole makes her children do all the housework, gives them nothing but cabbage to eat, whips them, and keeps them in a dungeon with her pet alligator.  One day, he decides to run away but he has nowhere to go – until Mrs Cole invites him inside and he discovers that appearances can be deceiving.

A lovely story that will fascinate children aged 4 to 8 years, and teach a moral lesson at the same time.  Visit catalogue.

– Natalie

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