My stationery passion was satisfied today big time. I found a bundle of 1960’s readers for junior school (the Primer classes they were called back then) and I remember some of the titles from my 1960’s education. The roles of males and females are so rigidly defined and how monocultural and middle class. I love the illustrations.
I especially like these later Methuen caption books with their late 60’s vibe with the strong use of line and limited colour palette.
Jill McDonald was the illustrator of these – a NZer who moved to England mid 60’s. She designed the puffin on the spine of Puffin books and also the covers of Puffin Annuals which I remember well.
I already had this book – displayed on my bookshelf.