We mentioned the satire of children’s picture books from the good old days in an earlier post about We go to the Gallery.  Several more in similar style were published at the end of October by Penguin Random House’s Michael Joseph imprint with spoofs of Ladybird titles from the 1950s and 1960s.

In the old days a book would probably satisfy a kid as a present; but certainly not these days when it is, “Mummy, Daddy why didn’t you get me the latest X-Box, Playstation, smartphone, tablet computer?  They’re only $800 and little Johnny at school has one.” We well sympathise with parents.