A Ladybird book quiz.  For confirmed Lady-nerds only as it’s super-challenging. No checking bookshelves, now.


  1. Who illustrated the 497 (character defect stories)?
  2. What was the last matt book to be published in the Children’s Classics series?
  3. How many books in the Nature series feature the word ‘birds’ in the title?
  4. Apart from ‘The Weather’ which other books in this series have a 2-word title?
  5. What is ‘J’ for in Uncle Mac’s ABC?
  6. What is ‘J’ for in the original Ladybird ABC?
  7. What animal is on the front cover of the original version of a 3rd Ladybird Picture Book?
  8. What animal is on the front cover of the original version of a Sounds and Pictures 3?
  9. What animal is on the front cover of the original version of Talkabout Animals?
  10. In the original version of Tootles the Taxi, what’s the name of the omnibus?

Can you identify these books from part of the cover? The numbers you can see are my half-hearted attempt to number the pictures themselves.

Answers

Spoiler

  1. P B Hickling illustrated the 497 (character defect stories).
  2. The last matt book to be published in the Children’s Classics series was Peter Pan.
  3. I make it 9 books in the Nature series feature the word ‘birds’ in the title: The 1st, 2nd 3rd books of British Birds and their nests, Garden Birds, Birds of Northern Britain and Northern Europe, Pond and River Birds, Heath and Woodland Birds, Birds of Prey, Sea and Estuary Birds.
  4. Apart from ‘The Weather’ 2 other books in this series have a 2-word title: Pond Life and Your Body.
  5. ‘J’ is for Jam in Uncle Mac’s ABC
  6. ‘J’ for Jug in the original Ladybird ABC
  7. What animal is on the front cover of the original version of a 3rd Ladybird Picture Book? A donkey.
  8. Sounds and Pictures 3? A Tiger.
  9. Talkabout Animals? An Elephant.
  10. In the original version of Tootles the Taxi, the name of the omnibus is Oompus!.

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