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A new set of stamps featuring images of the popular Ladybird books that helped generations of children to learn to read has been issued by Royal Mail.
Front covers of books ranging from Piggly Plays Truant and Tootles The Taxi to Things We Make and Tricks And Magic are included.
Titles - Key - Words - Reading - Scheme
Titles from the Key Words Reading Scheme and Early Tales And Rhymes are featured - as are popular books from Adventures From History; Well-Loved Tales; Hobbies and How It Works; People At Work; Nature And Conservation and Achievements.
The small-sized children's books most strongly associated with the brand were first published in the early days of the Second World War.
Format - Pages - Sides - Piece - Paper
Their format - 56 pages printed on both sides of a single piece of paper measuring 40 inches by 30 inches - was the result of wartime paper shortages...
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