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I'll take you to Mrs Cole ISBN: 9780862644079
Foreman, Michael and Gray, Nigel
Published by Andersen Press, 1999
Each time the little boy is naughty, his mum threatens to take him to Mrs Cole. Because his mum works, he is often alone and must help with the housework. Attempts to help often lead to disaster. Mrs Cole lives down the road in a big, untidy, noisy, tumbledown house, and the little boy is afraid of her. He imagines all the awful things she might do to him. When he finally meets her and her large family, they are loving and spontaneous and accepting of him; he enjoys their bohemian lifestyle. His mum now says he can play at Mrs Cole's if he is good. Touching and just a little sad. Outstanding illustrations.
Age: 6+