For Christmas, I was given 2 of the brilliant Ladybird books for grown ups – here’s one of the reviews – and so it was with great pleasure that I accepted a friend’s thoughtful gift for my husband when I was in London recently.
Though, actually, having read this handy manual “How it works The Husband” it is probably more useful for me, The Wife.
The mission statement of these grown up Ladybird books is worth revisiting – probably because, as grown ups, we have all completely forgotten reading this the first time round:
“This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.
The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. The subject of the book will greatly appeal to grown-ups.”
Couldn’t agree more.
And now let’s see what I have learned about how husbands work.
Well, I’ve learned this.
Nah, actually, knew it already…
Ah yes. All that reading about Real Things…
I absolutely love the wholesome images in these grown up Ladybird books, that remind me SO much of my childhood reading, but now combined with the off-the-wall captions.
Like this gem:
Love the pom-pom-poming older husband. #justsaying.
This extract, below, sums up perfectly the brilliant combo of images and oh-so-simple words and sentences, the hallmark of Ladybird books.
You need this book, now don’t you?
Righty-ho, here we go – order it right now (before you forget)