There's something very special about the Ladybird book format. I had quite a few when I was a child. Like so many of my childish belongings, I so wish that I'd hung on to them. The little collection of covers on this page are a tribute to the enjoyment I had from my real collection as a child, and an appreciation of the many artists who contributed their talent to the vast Ladybird book library. There are just too many to be a completist about the collection, so I'll only add covers that really appeal to me for whatever reason. I really like the vintage books, they look so wonderfully dated.