Ladybird Histories: British History

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Ladybird Histories: British History

Ladybird Histories: British History

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This set of paperback books and flashcards for children aged 4 to 8 years has everything you could possibly need to give your child a head-start with early learning. Two more books were published in this series, Series 401, in 1940 and three more, though with a different author, were published the following year. The first book in the line, Bunnikin's Picnic Party: a story in verse for children with illustrations in colour, was produced in 1940. Tally numbers started in 1963 and increased every year with new titles published; they ceased being mentioned in about 1974. Unclipped dustwrapper (2/6 net) is rubbed to corners with couple of small chips; name written in pencil to inner front flap and name partially erased with some colour lifting above title to front panel.

At first these colourful designs were the same as the dust jackets which had preceded them but illustrations evolved for some of the series to change with the times. Boards bumped to corners and spine ends; previous owner names in various formats to front endpaper and pastedown; a couple of the pages are rather crinkly; occasional mark to pages.Their distinctive artwork and snapshots of everyday life have made them a visual library of mid to late 20th century life in Britain.

It is largely ideal for younger children (my daughter is 6, for example) although personally we will be skipping over the page that mentions torture because I think for her it would be quite traumatic. At the beginning of the Second World War, paper rationing forced the company to develop the optimum and most economical design for printing the Ladybird books. Ladybird Books UK is a renowned London-based children’s publishing company, trading as a stand-alone imprint within the Penguin Group. The series of phonic readers and their accompanying activity workbooks have been carefully written to give gradual, structured practice of the synthetic phonics to your child.

Monopoly, for example (apropos of Sir Walter Raleigh’s woollen cloth export), is rendered: ‘In those days men were rewarded by being given the right to sell something which no one else was allowed to offer. Children all over the world have used Ladybird books to learn to read, discover stories and find out about many subjects. I learned to read in the early 1980s, mostly from books in the local library and second hand and jumble sale finds but I did have just a few new Ladybird books and they are the ones which became my very firm favourites.

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