Tuesday 24 September 2013

Ladybird Tuesday - Talkabout Clothes

I was very pleased to find this vintage copy of the Ladybird book Talkabout Clothes because it is one that I remember vividly from my own childhood. Talkabout Clothes is part of Series 735, aimed at younger children and published in 1974.

Ladybird Talkabout Clothes book

Harry is 4 1/2, and we really enjoyed reading this book together. It talks about clothes for different weather, different jobs and different occasions, how clothes are made and how they are put on. There are also plenty of little puzzles for children to solve, for example finding out where a patch has been sewn or finding matching buttons.

Ladybird Talkabout Clothes book

In addition there are lots of sequenced illustrations which the child can use to tell a story, which is exactly like the reading books that Harry is bringing home from school at the moment. I must have read this book a lot when I was little because it was all very familiar to me, a very nostalgic read.

Ladybird Talkabout Clothes book

At the back of the book are plenty of suggestions for ways in which to enjoy reading it with your child. I love that this book is more than just a reading book, it's a real interactive experience to share.

If you love Ladybird books, do pop over and visit Ladybird Tuesday, where Being Mrs C is assembling a really comprehensive catalogue of Ladybird books and reviews.

Below you can find links to all my Ladybird Tuesday book posts.

Snow White and Rose Red
Hansel and Gretel
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
The Three Little Pigs
The Old Woman and her Pig
Little Red Riding Hood
The Ugly Duckling
The Railway Children
A Little Princess
A First book of Aesop's Fables

A Ladybird Book about Knitting
More Things to Make - For Special Occasions
Easy to Make Puppets
Learning to Sew
Stamp Collecting
Tricks and Magic

Prehistoric Animals and Fossils
Stone Age Man in Britain
Great Civilisations - Crete
Charles Dickens
Lives of the Great Composers Book 1
Lives of the Great Composers Book 2
The Story of Music

Plants and How They Grow
The Ladybird Book of the Night Sky
Sea and Air Mammals
The Farm

The Story of Nuclear Power
The Motor Car
How it Works - The Computer
How it Works - The Rocket
The Story of Ships
The Postman and the Postal Service
People at Work - The Nurse

Understanding Numbers
Talkabout Clothes
Going to School
Teaching Reading

Stories of Special Days and Customs
Christmas Customs

Girls and Boys - A Ladybird Book of Childhood

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for joining in again! It's funny, but I have absolutely zero recollection of the Talkabout series at all from my own childhood, which seems strange when I remember our house being full of Ladybird books. I think they'd be wonderful to share with Little Miss C right now, but I just can't seem to find any of them in our local charity shops. Someone must be snapping them up before I get there!


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