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A bit late …

… as a result of the summer holidays, but here’s the link to the great feature on the BBC’s episode of ‘Flog it!‘ from Loughborough with a lovely little feature on Ladybird Books and interview with the lovely Kathie Layfield.

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From Writer to Artist – part 2

Back in June I mentioned having a couple of letters from L du Garde Peach, writer of the History series, written in the early 1970s to his illustrator, John Kenney. By popular demand – both of you 🙂 – here…

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Well what else is there to do …

… on a wet day in July? To identify a word/phrase, just click on the first and last letter. Free Word Search PuzzlesMake Your Own Word Search

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I’ve just discovered …

… another interesting site: exhibitone A fairly random and very nicely made image gallery of odd classic Ladybird Books – presumably from the creator’s own collection. Nice because it gives you a peek inside the books – and the pictures…

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A Couple of Interesting New Sites

I have recently come across this unusual website: The Visual Telling of Stories Ladybird:http://www.fulltable.com/VTS/m/mcov/lbb.htmNavigation around the site is unconventional – I wouldn’t be surprised if there weren’t more things Ladybird than I’ve uncovered. My favourite part so far is the…

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Gender Specific

It was my birthday recently and this was my favourite card. It’s from the great set of Ladybird captioned cards that Simon Spicer sells, but I don’t recall seeing this one before. Perfect.

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Series 563

One of the best loved and nostalgic series for Ladybird lovers is series 563 – ‘Learning to Read’. A sort of early precurser to the Key Word Reader series of the 1960s, the artwork of Wingfield, Driscoll, Robinson and Tunnicliffe…

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More on Peter and Jane

If the slideshow below isn’t quite enough for you, you’ll be relieved to here that I have just about completed the Gallery pages for the original Key Word Readers Books. You’ll find it here I’ve also finished the Gallery pages…

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Something soothing (or terrifying?)

Do the words ‘Peter and Jane’ take you back to a warm, fuzzy, nostalgic place in your memories? The rosy-tinted hues of distant childhood? Or do they remind you of the horrors of primary school, of being tortured into reading…

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