And we’re back! With the most irregular regular blog feature ever – Ladybird Tuesday.
Now, keeping in with the theme of all my other recent blog posts here, I’m doing something a little bit different again this week and I’m going to be talking about another new Ladybird title. This time it’s The Ladybird Book of the Do-Gooder. Just in case you haven’t worked it out by now I should probably explain that this special title has been released to coincide with this year’s Comic Relief, and at least £2 from the sale of the book go to Comic Relief.
As with the other modern day Ladybird titles for grown ups, this is completely laugh out loud hilarious and takes a brilliant look at just how ludicrous fundraising can seem at times. My husband recently tried to explain the concept to our kids – with very limited success. They just kept asking why people didn’t just give money in the first place, rather than people having to do daft things to get them to give their money. I suppose in a way they’re right.
With illustrations taken from old Ladybird books, The Do-Gooder takes a sideways look at fundraising and the people who do it fantastically. The words all fit so perfectly with all the pictures they’ve found and anyone who remembers old Ladybird books from their childhood will just find it hilarious.
I genuinely have laughed at every single page of The Do-Gooder, but this possibly has to be my absolute favourite.
“In 1988, Bob Geldof restaged his famous Live Aid concert in space.
Sadly an orbital drum solo from Phil Collins dented the broadcast satellite, so everybody back on earth missed this show-stopping zero-gravity performance by the band Queen.
This painting, by David Bowie, is all that survives”
If that isn’t enough to make you go and buy The Do-Gooder immediately, then you obviously don’t have a funny or charitable bone in your body!
Buy it now. Here.