Penguin has worked with comedy writers Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley on a collection of Ladybird books for adults, which deal with modern phenomena from hipsters to mindfulness as well as marriage, dating and mid-life crises…
The new books are part of a series of projects celebrating Ladybird’s centenary this year. Penguin has also released Ladybird by Design, a look at the publisher’s visual history written by LCC School of Design Dean Lawrence Zeegen, and re-released some popular Ladybird titles.
Hazeley and Morris, who have worked on Charlie Brooker’s Screen Wipe, That Mitchell & Webb Look, The Armstrong & Miller Show and last year’s Paddington film, say they wanted to create a collection of books that would help adults make sense of the world. In an interview with The Independent, Morris says the pair were keen to use original Ladybird illustrations and write the books “as if we were time travellers from the 1960s looking at stuff such as online dating and night clubs”.
The Collection makes for a good laugh and birthday present! They can be purchased at Industria.