Terry Wogan Reads Janet And John Piano Lessons
Am I the only person who doesn't find that Ladybird's images of childhood suffuse me with a rosy glow? It isn't that I didn't have a happy childhood or that I didn't like the books. Tootles the Taxi was my all-time favourite, but even then I felt Ladybird presented a world of stifling conformity - vests, lace-up shoes, berets for girls, calling any female adult "Auntie".
Janet John Books by Odonnell Munro
Author: 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. On my first day, I traced a camel into a drawing book made of brown paper, and learnt to sing:.
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 By the s the books were considered to be outdated, and several updated versions were issued.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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