Hannibal (The hamster, not the Alps and elephants one) would probably be my pick for the most under-rated Ladybird Book series. The stories are likeable and informative and John Berry’s artwork is fantastic – his photographic style leavenened by the fact that his hero is a small furry animal, not a work-worn 1970s state employee.

This evening I have received an email from someone who has a piece of John Berry artwork that she would like to sell. If you are interested, she is quoting ‘£500 or nearest offer’.

So do email me if you’d like more details and I’ll put you in touch with her.

nmccar1063@aol.com