A Nostalgic Read

Last weekend I fortuitously stumbled across a pile of Ladybird books, rummaging through the box I managed to find some real gems. Ladybird books for me create a true sense of nostalgia. I have actually discovered that this is clearly shared with lots of other individuals out there, when watching all age groups picking them up, flicking through and reminiscing on fond times, whether it be their bedtime storytime or perhaps their History lessons at school the sense of nostalgia is truly apparent. They have a real mark on a lot of  people’s childhood and form fond memories .

Around 1915 Wills & Hepworth published their first children’s books, under the Ladybird imprint. From the start, the company was identified by a ladybird logo, at first with open wings, but eventually changed to the more familiar closed-wing ladybird in the late 1950s. The ladybird logo has since undergone several redesigns, the latest of which was launched in 2006. The handy size and array of topics covered are keys to their success.

They have  a charm, explaining an assortment of topics in a simple language. Not only are they insightful and educational, but they cover an array of fairy tales and classic stories which whisk you off to a Nostalgic time, my most recent find of  Beaky Duck complete with dust jacket is so charming.

Those brought up with Ladybird books alway have their favourite, mine has to be

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

I wonder what your is?

photo-8 copy

ladybird books copy

ladybird book history copy



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