A fiction choice for this week's Ladybird Tuesday. There are actually two Ladybird series which are devoted to animal stories, series 401 – which Little Miss C regularly enjoys quite a few books from – and series 497 which Beaky the Greedy Duck belongs to. The 497 books are all somewhat longer and written in a conventional prose style rather than the rhyming couplets that series 401 likes.
As the title suggests this book is all about Beaky, a duck who happens to be rather greedy. It's a lovely little story, if a little long when LMC selects it as a bedtime book, and accompanied by some beautiful illustrations.
There's a quaintness to them yet at the same time they're also timeless and they would look beautiful if framed and hung in a child's room. I may keep my eyes open for more copies in our local charity shops for just that purpose.
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I've also compiled an index of all the Ladybird Tuesday posts to date – organised by series. It satisfies my inner geek and hopefully will also be of interest to others too.