Wednesday, 29 July 2009

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.

Make Your Own Word Search

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

I've just discovered ...

... another interesting site:

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 s/he (now why do I think this is a 'he'?) has chosen from each book have been selected with loving care. (To visit this 'gallery' click on the image above, not the one below)

Saturday, 25 July 2009

A Couple of Interesting New Sites

I have recently come across this unusual website: The Visual Telling of Stories

Navigation 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 'feature' on The Nurse, which allows you to click around and zoom in the images:

If there's more that I've missed, let me know.

Austalian Nicole has started a new project intending to catalogue as many different variations on Ladybird Book covers as she is able to. This is certainly a project to keep an eye on especially if you are interested in the different styles of Ladybird cover and Foreign language Ladybird Books.

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.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

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 glows with innocent zeal. I've nearly completed a new Series 563 page on my gallery But in the meantime, have a slideshow: