Sal's Snippets: Alice, Jerry, Janet, John and a small giveaway !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 By the s the books were considered to be outdated, and several updated versions were issued.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.
Terry Wogan Reads Janet And John The Sweet Shop
Frequently Asked Questions
The characters in my children's books were Ramu, Sita and Gopal! Village with three corners here, Jennifer Yellow Hat! Another one with the Village with 3 Corners. I loved it and it's brought back fond memories as I loved school and learning to read. Anyone remember having words in a tobacco tin?
Janet and John look-alikes enjoyed the new versions. Modernised versions of the educational children's books, Janet and John, are being re-published after 25 years to reflect life in the 21st century. The books were a popular way to help children learn to read in the s, s and early s, but were later criticised as stereotypical, sexist and outdated and fell out of use. The new-look books will feature black as well as white characters. The former books were dismissed in the mids as out-of-date. The new John sports trendy baggy trousers and Janet wears hiking boots.
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.