Demonstrating Zerby’s insanity

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Cookie 2
 
Reply Fri 9 Feb, 2007 04:13 pm
i remember Peter and Jane (brittish series). and their friend was Pam, right. I learned how to read on those too. weird. what company put those out? do you remember?
 
winter 1
 
Reply Fri 9 Feb, 2007 04:21 pm
Cookie wrote:
i remember Peter and Jane (brittish series). and their friend was Pam, right. I learned how to read on those too. weird. what company put those out? do you remember?


Ladybird
 
Thorwald 1
 
Reply Fri 9 Feb, 2007 04:45 pm
Cookie wrote:
i remember Peter and Jane (brittish series). and their friend was Pam, right. I learned how to read on those too. weird. what company put those out? do you remember?

Winter wrote:
Ladybird


Wow! I had totally forgotten about those. I learned to read on those as well.

Remember the cartoon, "Postman Pat and his black-and-white cat?" There were a few more of these.

See:
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_and_Jane
- http://www.ladybirdflyawayhome.com/pages/Peter%20and%20Jane.htm
- http://www.theweeweb.co.uk/ladybird/key_words_reading_scheme.php (complete list of books)
 
Cookie 2
 
Reply Fri 9 Feb, 2007 08:04 pm
Thanks Thorwald. Total blast from the past (last link with pix especially). Do you know why they used that series for so many of us?
 
Thorwald 1
 
Reply Fri 9 Feb, 2007 08:55 pm
Cookie wrote:
Do you know why they used that series for so many of us?


No idea. Maybe because they were very innocent in nature and didn't praise the virtues of the "system"?
 
winter 1
 
Reply Fri 9 Feb, 2007 09:49 pm
Thorwald wrote:
Cookie wrote:
Do you know why they used that series for so many of us?


No idea. Maybe because they were very innocent in nature and didn't praise the virtues of the "system"?


Perhaps, though I think it was also one of the more popular ones at the time in Europe. Innocent was good - at least better than un-innocent kinds like "Heaven's Girl." I would also like to point out that Peter and Jane did spend money, buy candy, go everywhere by themselves including an old castle on an island. I remember my mom just not making a big deal about those things. I do remember some adults saying that we don't eat candy and stuff like that. Though I would say they were pretty neutral in that they weren't evil neither were they saintly and portrayed an average middle class life style that most people from that generation would want. I don't mean the hippies.

I guess the wikipedia entry says it better:

"The books were first published in 1964, with a firmly 1950s feel to the illustrations provided by the furniture and clothing depicted, and the social context reflecting the life of a white, middle-class family. The books were revised and updated in 1970, and again in the late 1970s, to reflect changes in fashions and in societal attitudes."
 
evanman
 
Reply Mon 12 Feb, 2007 02:45 pm
Typically British, top-ho, what? Anyone for a spot of tiffin?

All that and lashings and lashings of custard! How terribly marvelous!
 
 

 
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