Ladybird books are a series of British books that were used to teach children to read in the 1960s and 70s. As anyone who has read one knows, they presented a very stereotyped vision of family life.

In 2014, artist, Miriam Elia spoofed the series with her edition of We Go to the Gallery. This created a fashion for re-wording the original pictures to poke a little fun at modern life. Even Penguin books copied the idea with their own publications like The Ladybird Book of the Hipster.

I'm part of a small group of fundraisers who have been emailing each other our own versions on this idea, based on the theme of how fundraising works. After some discussion, I've been allowed to publish a few as long as I point out that they should be taken as a tongue in cheek view of a few painful fundraising truths.

If you want to join us, why not add some of your ideas in the comments or email them to me. If these go down well, we have a few more we could share. Just google Ladybird books and your own favourite nouns or adjectives. You know how it works.

Update: Because everyone seemed to like it, you can find a few more examples here.

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