Friday, 26 February 2016

Lovely Ladybird Books

Thought I'd share some more Ladybird Books from my (growing) collection.



Dick Whittington and his cat - a great favourite as you can see from its condition!  Story retold by Vera Southgate and illustrated by Eric Winter.  They were also responsible for the next book -another well-loved tale - Puss in Boots.



Big Animals - lots of information for children to enjoy.



Written and illustrated by John Leigh-Pemberton.



Road Sense - love the pictures in this - so dated (1977) now, but great to look at.  Written by R Collingridge and illustrated by B H Robinson.


The Vikings - such a fabulous book just full of fascinating pictures and information.  Written by Stephanie Bardon and illustrated by Richard Hook and Jon Davis.


Loved these book as a child.  My children loved them and I still love them.  They really can't be beaten for fabulous writing and illustrations.

These are my Five on Friday - come and have a look at some fabulous blogs.

Love, Liz




33 comments:

riitta k said...

I remember Puss in Boots from my childhood :) Have a lovely weekend!

Amanda Graham said...

Hi there. I just stumbled by your blog after looking at some of the 5 on Friday. I love this post. Ladybird books are some of my favourite things. I loved them as a child and remembered the pictures vividly. Unfortunately my mum had a clear out when I was in my teens and they got passed on to relatives! She's never heard the last of it:). Thank you for indulging me in a bit of nostalgia.
Amanda x

Rosie said...

How wonderful to have a collection of Ladybird books. They are so well illustrated. The one on the Vikings looks fascinating:)

mamasmercantile said...

A beautiful collection, a definite blast from the past. I used to have a wonderful collection as a child of Ladybird books. Have a lovely weekend.

The History Anorak said...

I used to love Ladybird books. I don't think I ever read any of these though.

Cranberry Morning said...

I've heard of these but had never seen them before. They're the kind of book I like to track down. Thanks for the post.

Janet said...

I love the really old fairy story Ladybird books. I think I had the Puss in Boots book when I was little. The pictures look so familiar.

Gill said...

Sooo, is that a Ferrari the policeman is so carefully holding up or a Porsche ? How amusing!

Linda P said...

Ladybird Books were entertaining and informative. The company employed some talented illustrators and you could buy these books for a modest price. I remember the Road Sense one well and many others that we had on our classroom reading shelf. I still have Big Animals in my small collection, although many children's books have been given away over the years.

Jan Doling said...

I love the old Ladybird books, I used to own lots of them when I was young and still have a few. The wonderful illustrations are very dated now but iconic with the time in which they were published. xx

linda said...

Gosh these bring back memories I think I read every ladybird book I could lay my hands on to my kids when they were small we loved them too. Have a great weekend. :)

Mac n' Janet said...

Great looking books, I love vintage children's books.

Fiona said...

OMG! I had both Dick Whittington & Puss in Boots...I remember the covers so well.

ellen b. said...

I love Children's books and especially the illustrations. I have a few favorites around here, too. Have a great weekend.

Lorrie said...

What a fun collection of old books. I have just a few from my childhood and still enjoy paging through them and reading the stories. Happy Weekend.

Crimson Kettle said...

They are so well done aren't they. Bright and colourful and inviting. :-)

gillyflower said...

These books are just wonderful and brings a feeling of nostalgia looking at them. I remember them as a child and have a few around the house that i look at from time to time, especially the ones on garden birds and wild flowers ones as they are still useful today.
Have a good weekend Liz
Gill xx

Pondside said...

Good morning from Vancouver Island. I'm here via Five on Friday and your comment on my post. I love your blog name!
I remember some of those books,as they were readily available over here too. Just looking at the post took me back!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I remember many of those books- we used to listen to Dick Whittington being read on the radio - fun memories.

Mrs Tiggywinkle said...

I LOVE Ladybird books, especially the Well-Loved Tales. I had that edition of Dick Whittington when I was a child...and it's still on my bookshelf. Such gorgeous pictures. Thank you for this lovely post. x

Lori said...

Oh, I love those old books. I can smell them from here! The font, the style of pictures...they're so familiar. Thanks for the memories!

September Violets said...

What a great selection of Ladybird books! We had a few of these when I was a kid too.
Wendy

Patsy in Nixa, MO said...

Nothing brings back happy memories so much as a book we knew as a child. I still bring out my Grimm's and Andersen's Fairy Tales once in awhile.

Chel at Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I remember those first two as I had them too, along with so many others. My favourite was Rose Red and Snow White (or were they the other way around?). I now can't go past roses without wanting to put the white and red ones together. I love Ladybird books and want to start another collection to reminisce. Have a wonderful Sunday x

Shaheen said...

Ladybird books make me smile, what a lovely collection and full of colour.

Stins said...

So nice to have these books for a bit of nostalgic feeling!
Love from Mirjam.

Marion Ogden said...

What a lovely old books. My older daughter who's five and a half has been given by my in-laws a few well-used Ladybird books and she loves to use them to practice her reading. I think these books are fantastic.

Julie said...

Last autumn in Loughborough there were benches installed to celebrate Ladybird books. They are amazing to see in real life.

http://www.wildinart.co.uk/bringing-the-art-of-ladybird-books-to-the-streets-of-loughborough/3794

Lynne said...

What a great collection . . .
Amazing how one gets caught up in collecting something and before long it takes on a life of its own.
I am not familiar with these books . . . they look interesting, love the illustrations.
I have saved and collected many children books from my teaching days
Plus a few from my personal childhood days . . .
Happy Match Days . . .

Sadie said...

They were such beautiful books. I loved the Princess and the pea, and the Princess & the Frog. The latter giving me a love of gold cutlery. I remember one picture of the frog scoffing something from a gold fork and I always loved that picture and wanted a gold fork one day. Got my wish last year, when we bought new gold (coloured, not solid!) cutlery.

Funny how such small things really stick far back in the mind.

I saw some new ladybird books just before Christmas. comedy ones. How it works - The Husband and the same about 'the wife'. I had a look through, giggled here and there, but no, didn't buy them. Just didn't have the same appeal! :O)

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

I definitely had those first two when I was little, don't remember the Vikings one but it would be handy as my youngest has been doing them at school and we've had a ton of homework!

janice15 said...

Gosh, Puss in boots I haven't heard that forever. I love seeing old books. Happy weekend with love Janice

On The Green said...

I still have some Ladybird books from when I was little. We used to be given religious ones at Sunday school as prizes. I still pick up the odd one, but they seem to be getting harder to find and more expensive too. Are you finding this? Ruth.