LADYBIRD BOOKS INTRODUCE PETER AND JANE TO HIPSTERS AND HANGOVERS

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Once famous for its earnest, wholesome books that introduced British children to topics such as space travel, nuclear power and the gunpowder plot, the publisher Ladybird is launching a series of guides to help cynical adults make sense of modern life, from hipsters to hangovers.

Embracing the trend for spoof Ladybird editions that juxtapose the twee and genteel imagery with captions rewritten for comic effect, the company said its “kidult” range is intended to “enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope.”

One passage in the Ladybird Book of the Hipster explains:

“This is a hipster. He is childless, unaccountably wealthy, and always well turned out. He likes art, porridge, scarves, anything reclaimed from French factories, like this dog rack.”



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  1. Yoohoo! When are we jaunting off to Laduree? ;)

    By the way, I loved the Ladybird books. Their classic story line introduced me to The Secret Garden, and others. In grade school, I was obsessed by their history series, especially those of the Kings and Queens of England, and others. There was, however, a Ladybird book on making cakes, and I immediately fell in love. Which means I have to visit my elementary school one of these days!

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