Ladybird books are known and loved the world over. For millions of people, they bring back the golden days of childhood - learning to read, discovering the magic of books, and growing up. This beautiful gift book contains 500 iconic covers from the Ladybird archives, ranging from the most-loved covers of the 1940s, 50s and 60s to some of the more unusual and striking Ladybird covers from the 1970s and 80s. It showcases personal favourites from Ladybird staff both past and present, and those of Ladybird fans from around the world. Included is the first ever Ladybird mini hardback book Bunnikins' Picnic Party; the iconic Well-Loved Tales series, Key Words with Peter and Jane, Adventures from History, People at Work, Tootles the Taxi, How it Works, Puddle Lane and the Garden Gang, plus many, many more. Sure to bring back floods of memories and inspire debate, Ladybird: A Cover Story is a visual feast incorporating nearly fifty years of iconic art and design; from the classic to the garish and everything in between. Everyone has a favourite Ladybird book - which is yours?