Boys and Girls

Boys and Girls : A Ladybird Book of Childhood

4.36 (11 ratings by Goodreads)
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Were your school dinners liver and onions rather than turkey twizzlers? Was MySpace a den in the back garden built with runner bean canes and bed sheets? And did you want to be a nurse, a train driver, an astronaut or anything other an a celebrity when you grew up? Congratulations! You are a product of the Ladybird generation! This autumn, Ladybird will take you on a trip down memory lane with the publication of "Boys and Girls", the ultimate nostalgia book. Lavishly illustrated with iconic images from the Ladybird Books archive dating back to the 1950s, this stylish book will present you with an evocative glimpse into an era free from Playstations and Youtube. It will take you back to your childhood faster than you can say British Bulldog!show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 194 x 248 x 36mm | 1,079.54g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Frederick Warne Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0723259712
  • 9780723259718
  • 321,081

Review quote

Daily Express -- 18th June Boys and Girls is a warm and affectionate look at a collection of books that, in addition to teaching most of us to read, inspired many of us with lifelong passions. It seems in this golden age of retro reading Ladybird has a future' Publishing News -- 27th July - Top Title for Humour and Gift books A gorgeous production number this, full colour, amusing commentary and so many familiar images decorating the pages. There must be thousands of us...all happy to shell out 20 quid to make this one of the top titles this Christmas The Bookseller -- 3rd August 2007 Autumn for Nostalgia The book promises to recall and age when school dinners included liver and onions instead if turkey twizzlers, holidays included caravans and a bucket and spade, and craft sessions involving sticky backed plastic were ubiquitous. It will be supported by a range of vintage Ladybird-branded-merchandise, including cards, stationary and even deck chairs. Sunday Times, Style Magazine -- 26th August Featured in 'Going Up' column on Style Barometer Guardian Online-- 3rd September Boys and Girls: A Ladybird Book of Childhood. Full of familiar images from 60 years of Ladybird books, it reflects the astonishing worldwide influence of Ladybird on young children's minds, activities and literacy skillsshow more

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