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Ladybird Life – in video

I’ve just come across the wonderful archive clip. I think it was made by Harvard University to ‘represent’ English life in 1949. But isn’t it quintessentially Ladybird? How many different classic Ladybird books can you see echoed in this clip?…

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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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