The grown up Ladybird...

I can't imagine there are any of us who didn't love reading Ladybird books growing up.

Well now those little hard backed treasures have been redesigned for adults tackling such thorny subjects as dating, hangovers and mid-life crises. 

When I came across these in a little shop in North Berwick the other week, I laughed so loud I almost got myself thrown out of the shop.

The new satirical “how it works” series has been penned by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, whose CVs boast writing credits for shows like Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe and the Paddington film.  Celebrating the Penguin imprint’s 100th birthday, the classic Penguin series eight books include The Husband, The Wife, Dating and The Hangover. They use original images from the extensive Ladybird archive as they were found, and the text simply complements the idealised images. Joel Morris said: “It’s like being allowed to mess about with a national treasure. It’s like repainting St Paul's.”


The series of satirical books designed to help grown-ups make sense of the world around them and let's be honest we could all do with a little help doing that...

or take a little look at mindfullness

Queen Marie