Friday, 29 June 2012

Ladybird love

I love ladybird books, I used to read them when I was a child. I still remember them in the small school library at my primary school. I remember the Peter and Jane books that taught me to read. Of course it's all different nowadays with jolly phonics.

I love the illustrations so nostalgic. My favourite is 'Shopping with mother'



I started collecting them when I had my son 3 years ago. I thought I would collect him the well loved tales for story time, then the addiction kicked in. I would see them in the charity shops or the bootsale and quickly grab them. I found hundreds in an antique shop in north Norfolk while we were on holiday it was like I hit the jackpot. I must have bought 30 books. So what started as a small collection has now turned into 300+ books and an obsession.




There must be hundreds I don't have... But my bookcases are full. I do love books. So when I knew fee at chipper nelly could make blocks from the books I knew I had to have some. These are the ones she made for my little boy.




He loves them. There are diggers, cranes, trains, cars all of his favourite things.
Do pop over to her blog as she is having a fantastic giveaway.

x x x

4 comments:

fee @ chipper nelly said...

might have to arrange a break in over the summer!!!! Loving how you're grouped some of them on your shelf...and so glad your little man likes his blocks,
fee x

Emma @ The Blooming Times said...

Oooooooh I love the Chipper Nelly blog, thanks for the linky love...and a giveaway too...huzzah!! Can I ask did you do a blog on the candy flowers granny cushion??? Tried to click on the pic but it didn't work and I'm kind of loving it..xxx

Caroline said...

What a great collection, I love ladybird books too. Love the blocks, they look great together. x

Megan said...

I would love to start a ldaybird collection- I have a few of the fairy tales ones from my childhood but would love the Peter and Jane ones as I have fond memories of those. Glad I found your blog! from megan in NZ