Ladybird Tuesday: Pond Life


When looking back at the original Ladybird series one thing that always amazes me is just how many books were published on wildlife and nature. The whole of series 536 was about nature and when you see the list of titles together you quickly realise just how much they cover. Everything from flowers and trees to sealife, birds and rocks and minerals. Together they are the perfect grounding for future Chris Packhams and David Bellamys.


Pond Life is just one of the books in this series and an excellent example of the genre. It opens your eyes to the huge amount of life that is in and around even the smallest of ponds.


There's a double page on everything you might find there. Mallards, frogs and  toads, pond snails, beetles, spiders, dragonflies and so much more. The accompanying art work is beautifully detailed,  but also managed to have a vintage look about it, despite the subject mater being something which doesn't exactly change with time.


First published in 1966, Pond Life is just a timeless classic. There's only one thing you can really do after reading it – get a net and go pond dipping to see what you can find!


If you have a collection of old Ladybird books then please feel free to join in with Ladybird Tuesday. There are no formal rules to follow, just leave a link to any post you write in the comments below and if you're feeling kind link back to my Ladybird Tuesday category here on Being Mrs C. Thank you!


  1. says

    Thats funny – when I went looking for a book to feature this week I actually pulled two options off the book case and the second one was the Nelson book! Thanks for joining in again x

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