Daily Express – 18th June
Boys and Girls is a warm and affectionate look at a collection of books that, in addition to teaching most of us to read, inspired many of us with lifelong passions. It seems in this golden age of retro reading Ladybird has a future'
Publishing News – 27th July - Top Title for Humour and Gift books
A gorgeous production number this, full colour, amusing commentary and so many familiar images decorating the pages. There must be thousands of us…all happy to shell out 20 quid to make this one of the top titles this Christmas
The Bookseller – 3rd August 2007
Autumn for Nostalgia
The book promises to recall and age when school dinners included liver and onions instead if turkey twizzlers, holidays included caravans and a bucket and spade, and craft sessions involving sticky backed plastic were ubiquitous. It will be supported by a range of vintage Ladybird-branded-merchandise, including cards, stationary and even deck chairs.
Sunday Times, Style Magazine – 26th August
Featured in 'Going Up' column on Style Barometer
Guardian Online– 3rd September
Boys and Girls: A Ladybird Book of Childhood. Full of familiar images from 60 years of Ladybird books, it reflects the astonishing worldwide influence of Ladybird on young children's minds, activities and literacy skills
From the Publisher
Boys and Girls is a celebration of childhood - a golden age of childhood - captured through words and pictures from the vintage world of Ladybird Books Ltd. Using the unique and incomparable artwork from the Ladybird archive to illustrate the common themes of childhood, this is a book that will resonate with everyone who grew up in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
Everyone has their favourite Ladybird book. Which one is yours?