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July 23rd, 2009


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02:38 pm - Old Ladybirds
Here are some super old Ladybird Book covers (and some other illustrations too) for sale as posters. These were the children's books when I was a little girl. I recognise loads of them:

Bunnikin's picnic party
Ginger's adventures
Mick the disobedient puppy
Red Riding Hood (I loved that one)
Tootles the taxi

Gosh, Tootles the taxi. I think I can remember the poem

I'm Tootles the Taxi
I'll give you a ride
Just lift up your hand
And jump inside

I'm Tony the tractor
And I work the land
... can't remember

Ah. I haven't seen these for about 45 years.

British Wild Animals. Look at how beautiful those pictures are. I pored over these books.

Our Land in the Making. A two book series where I first learned about History.

This is a massive nostalgia trip for me.

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From:lamentables
Date:July 23rd, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
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I didn't think I knew Tootles the Taxi, but I recognise the cover. I recognise lots of those pictures. Especially the elves from The Elves and the Shoemaker.

What I'm finding from looking at them is that I have very mixed feelings - they are both comfortably familiar and also a little dark and disturbing. I'm not sure what that's about.
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From:communicator
Date:July 23rd, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
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I've just been looking at What to look for in Spring - beautiful pictures. I might buy some of these for my wall.
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From:del_c
Date:July 23rd, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
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I wonder if you could have a book encouraging children to get into random cars that stop for them today.
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From:communicator
Date:July 23rd, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
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Only if the cars have nice friendly faces on.

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