What a brilliant Christmas present The Ladybird Book of The Mid-Life Crisis is, and one that shows how well my sister knows me 🙂
I laughed out loud reading this utterly brilliant spoof on the classic Ladybird Books, books published by Penguin Ladybird Books themselves.
In other words, this is authorised taking the mickey.
I don’t think I’ve looked at a Ladybird book in – what – 20 odd years, since my now adult children devoured them in their primary school days, pretty much the way I did as a child. As a family, we all grew up on the wholesome Ladybird books.
Read the publisher’s mission statement :
“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.”
What is so fab about these new grown-up books is that they look and feel exactly the same as the originals. Only the content is, well, somewhat different.
Take the first page, for example :
The cast of sad middle-aged folk in the book is hilarious, none more so than Nick:
Funny trip down memory lane.
And if you were not lucky, as I was, to get one of these for Xmas, go on, be grown up about it and buy yourself one!
Just click on the link below:
And if you’ll excuse me, now I’m off to do some adult colouring, like Sally.
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I bought a couple in the UK to take back with me …….they look a hoot!!!
I do love your snippet highlighted! I might have to read this book.