Piggly Plays Truant, 1946, Series 401
This was the 8th of the Animal Rhyming stories of series of 401. The 401 series is significant in the Ladybird story because these books were the first ones published in the format that was to become the classic Ladybird format: small size, with text on the left and a full-page illustration on the right. After the early 1940s, all the books in this series were written in jaunty rhyme by Walter Perring and were illustrated by Angusine Macgregor. The effect of this rhyme was to lodge in the memory of the young child. Ask anyone who enjoyed this book as a child and the chances are they can still quote parts of the rhyme decads later.
This matt copy is in fair condition only – mainly because of the endpapers which have lots of pen marks on – as you can see in the photos. The boards and spine are also pretty tired, but the reading pages are in decent shape. This books dates from the late 1970s and has an original price of 50p on the back
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