janet and john books products for sale | eBayAuthor: Anne Else. Publication details: Auckland University Press , , Wellington. Conditions of use. Anne Else. I joined a class of over 40 Primer Ones, the advance guard of the baby boom.
Janet and john books 1960s
Seller Rating:. Condition: Good. No dust jacket. Red pictorial cloth. Book Four only.
Ask me a question! Ladybird related! Actually this series is still in print today! Reading fashions come and go, but it has been worthwhile for ladybird to keep the series in print. The cover styles have changed quite a lot over the years and in the s the artwork was extensively revised. So if you remember the books from the late s onwards, the pictures you find in the books today will probably match your memories.
The original Janet and John books were written in the s- 50s and were aimed at 4- 7 year olds to help them learn how to read, similar to Ladybird Books' Peter and Jane Key Words Reading Scheme series from the s.
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Janet and John is the title of a series of early reading books for children, originally published in the UK by James Nisbet and Co in four volumes in — It was one of the first series making use of the "look and say" approach to early reading. Further books were added later, and the series became hugely popular in the s and 60s, both in the UK and in New Zealand. By the s the books were considered to be outdated, and several updated versions were issued. Facsimiles of two of the original volumes were reprinted in to cater for the nostalgia market. The first volumes of the —50 Janet and John series were simply called Books One to Four  and presented, using limited vocabulary, incidents from the daily life of a brother and sister. Starting in , Nisbet released a version specially published for New Zealand, with the same authors and illustrators.
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How lovely to see so many of them - and how wonderful to have an almost complete collection. I remember reading them very well remember very well, not necessary reading them very well lol! I think if I had to sum up learning to read with Janet and John in one word, it would be aeroplane. Wonderful trip down memory Infant School isn't it? How odd. I'm sure many schools took years to make the change to newer readers.