Ladybird Book of Boxing Day coming for Christmas

Ladybird Book of Boxing Day coming for Christmas

Penguin Random House is to release the 20th title in the Ladybird Books for Grown Ups series: The Ladybird Book of Boxing Day.

The book will be sold in hardback priced £6.99 and published on 2nd December.

This follows the eight new titles that were published on 20th October including How it Works: The Student and The Ladybird Book of the Meeting.

The series' biggest seller so far - and 2015's Christmas number one - is How it Works: The Husband, with 379,649 copies sold to date for £2.17m, according to Nielsen BookScan.

Last Christmas the books were so in demand that many bookshops were left without stock while the publisher was forced to reprint on more than one occasion.

The series' authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, have been writing together since their school days and first published spoof Ladybird books in a 2003 title Historic Framley (Michael Joseph). The duo have gone on to write for high profile names in comedy, including Charlie Brooker and Mitchell and Webb, Miranda Hart, Paddington Bear, and Matt Lucas.

Inspired by the Ladybird parodies, yesterday (3rd November), spoof titles based on Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books Five Go (Quercus) were released, along with I-Spy and Girl’s Guide parodies (both HarperCollins) hoping to grab a share of the Christmas nostalgia market.