Ladybird Books for Grown-ups launches nine new titles

Date
25 July 2016
Reading Time
1 minute read

Publishing imprint Ladybird has announced nine additions to Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris’ successful series of comedic and nostalgic pocket-sized books, Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups.

The first of these new offerings How it Works: The Student will be published on 25 August, followed by a further eight releases which will shrewdly and sardonically illuminate such everyday cultural curios as neighbours, grandparents, meetings, pulling a sickie, red tape, cats, dogs and the prospect of zombie apocalypse, on 20 October.

The nostalgic interior and cover artwork used throughout have been extracted from Ladybird and Penguin’s extensive archive of images, giving the series its unifying vintage identity of 1970s child-like scholasticism.

“We’ve been fans of Ladybird since we were old enough to fall over with any dignity. Being allowed to have fun with Ladybird’s astonishing picture archive is a ridiculous privilege – like being the official custard pie supplier to a Buckingham Palace garden party,” explain the authors.

Authors Jason and Joel are not only known for the previous round of ten satirical Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups releases, but also have a pedigree in comedy from their work writing in television on the likes of Cunk on Shakespeare, Murder in Successville and the annual fixture Charlie Brooker’s Wipe.

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Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris: Ladybird books for Grown-Ups

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Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris: The Ladybird Book of The Meeting

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Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris: The Ladybird Book of The Sickie

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Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris: The Ladybird Book of The Sickie

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Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris: How it Works: The Grandparent

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Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris: The Ladybird Book of The People Next Door

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Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris: The Ladybird Book of The People Next Door

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Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris: How it Works: The Dog

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Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris: How it Works: The Cat

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Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris: How it Works: The Cat

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Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris: The Ladybird Book of Red Tape

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Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris: The Ladybird Book of The Zombie Apocalypse

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Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris: The Ladybird Book of The Zombie Apocalypse

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Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris: interior, How it Works: The Student

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Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris: interior, How it Works: The Grandparent

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Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris: interior, The Ladybird Book of The Meeting

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Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris: interior, The Ladybird Book of The Meeting

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Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris: interior, The Ladybird Book of The Zombie Apocalypse

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