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.