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It never rains in Ladybird Land

Recently it has been raining.  You may have noticed.Raining a lot. Of course, it never rains in Ladybird Land.  Ladybird Land is a place of eternal spring flowers and sunny picnics and games with boats down by the friendly river….

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Art, Artists, History

B H Robinson – Ladybird artist

I’ve just made a new page about the life and work of the Ladybird artist B H Robinson. He illustrated a large number of books for Ladybird in the late 70s and 80s, including ‘Horses’ ‘Dogs’ and many of the…

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Art, Collectors

New Martin Aitchison artwork for sale

Martin Aitchison has released some more pieces of original Ladybird Book artwork for sale. Take a look at his gallery here. There are some lovely pieces here. I think my favourite is ‘Liang Painted a Storm’ from the Read it…

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Art, News & reviews, Nostalgia

The Night Sky

I received this ‘video response’ today to a Ladybird Book themed video on YouTube. This captures so well the power that a well-pitched, well-written, beautifully illustrated book can have on a child.

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Art

Happy Birthday Martin Aitchison

Today is Martin Aitchison‘s 90th birthday. Martin started illustrating for Ladybird in the 1960s and was one of the main illustrators for over 25 years. He is one of only a couple of key players from Ladybird’s mega-successful days in…

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Art, Collectors

The value of old Ladybird Books

I don’t know if more people are interested in old Ladybird Books, but more people seem to be interested in them as money making collectables. Although I’ve been getting fewer enquiries about buying books recently, I have had many more…

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Art

Wingfield and Flog it!

A lady brought in a piece of Harry Wingfield artwork on a recent edition of Floggit! The picture was from ‘Going to School’ and featured Ethel, Wingfield’s wife. The piece was valued at between £600 and £800 – much nearer…

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Art, Collectors

More on Ladybird Prints …

I am pleased to say that the company offering the Ladybird Prints has agreed with my comment below about the fact that the artists should be credited on the website. They got in touch to acknowledge the point (as did…

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