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14 things we learned from Ladybird books

Knitting, fairy tales and the Magic Porridge Pot.


ALONG WITH THE likes of Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton, the vast collection of Ladybird Books were a staple of many Irish childhoods.

Let’s take a few moments to remember our favourite titles and the lessons they taught us…

1. How many people it takes to pull an enormous turnip out of the ground


2. It doesn’t pay to be greedy


3. How to shop with mother (but not father)


4. It’s okay to talk about stuff



Homes and beaches…


5. Everybody dances

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6. What to look for outside a church


7. You could get at least two reads in before lights out

8. How morse code works

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9. It can be hard to get a pig home

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11. History


12. The Elves and the Shoemaker as gaeilge

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13. Plain and purl

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14.  Remember the name Rumpelstiltskin


What were your favourite Ladybird titles or memories? Let us know in the comments section…

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