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Lob by Linda NewberyNothing makes children want to learn to read so much as being shown a book that is worth reading. Away back in the Forties the book that influenced my life so drastically was Old Lob. Old Lob was a kindly farmer, and among his large range of livestock was a certain Percy the Bad Chick, whose adventures led me gently along the path to literacy. Modern children have not been so lucky. Sociologists and educationalists took over, and between them made exhaustive lists of the words most often used by small children.
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Finally, it may have an old fashioned card pocket glued to the inside front or back cover. Find great deals on eBay for old school books. People sometimes leave comments on this page about the work books which accompanied the Old Lob reading books. Interesting topics and. The original footnote found in Keynes' colllection; I have, in turn, placed them in parentheses. None are ex- library, ' Jackanapes' has ink inscription dated to half title page, ' Daddy Darwin' s Dovecot' has name and date in ink to ffep, all 4 books have rubbing to spines and board edges. These are just our top picks.
I remember the books from Primary School in the early '50's and the incredibly vivid illustrations live with me still. Apparently, for some strange reason, the books are as rare as hen's teeth now, although they must have been published by the thousand! Perhaps mention of Percy the Bad Chick might jog the odd memory! I have vivd memories of learning to read with the Old Lob books when at my infant school in the late 50s. I can remember a story about old Lob moving house and Miss Tibbs the cat running away to her old home it used to worry me until she got found on her old door step! I also recall Mr Grumps the goat and Percy the bad chick, but can't remember what the dog was called.
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