Happy New Year Ladybird fans!
All that Christmas card and letter writing put me a bit behind schedule in the run up to Christmas, but now the kids are back at school (and most importantly Master C in pre-school on Tuesdays!) Ladybird Tuesday is back to stay.
The Husband is one of the new series of comedy Ladybird titles which take a look at some of the modern day problems that now face those who grew up reading original Ladybird titles. All written by Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley these books combine original Ladybird artwork with very different style text. It’s absolute genius how they’ve chosen some of the art work, and who would have known that there were so many Ladybird pictures that could relate to Hangovers for instance!
The Husband opens with what has to possibly be my favourite part of the whole book:
This is a husband.
He may look complicated, but he is in fact very simple.
He runs on sausages and beer.
I mean, how can you possibly beat that?
The book goes on to tell the reader how large a man’s memory is, and how the reason he forgets what his wife has said isn’t because he wasn’t listening, but instead is due to the fact that his big memory is full with important information like football scores and old car number plates. Obviously.
The whole book is laugh out loud funny, as I think many of us discovered on Christmas day when we unwrapped copies. The husband, as he often appeared in Ladybird books over the years, is described perfectly, if a little stereotyped!
Christmas may be over, but there’s no doubt that this, and The Wife would be perfect as anniversary or even wedding presents. The Mid-Life Crisis works well as a 40th birthday present and several others in the series could also be just the perfect thing for some of those life events when people need cheering up with a little gift.
All are available online (links above) or from old fashioned bricks and mortar bookshops on the high street.
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. Thanks!
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!
Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. After all I might have a mid-life crisis to fund if I keep reading these books…