The Ladybird pastiches that prompted Ladybird to pastiche themselves
1a: We Go to the Gallery
Have you taken children to a gallery recently? Did you struggle to explain the work to them in plain , simple English? With this new Dung Beetle book, both parents and young children can learn about contemporary art, and understand many of its key themes.
Join John and Susan on their exciting journey through the art exhibition, where, with Mummy’s help, they will discover the real meaning of all the contemporary art works, from empty rooms, to vagina paintings or giant inflatable dogs.
1b: We Learn at Home
In book 1b of the Dung Beetle Learning series, Mummy takes John and Susan out of their local school to be re-educated at home, and introduce to their young minds a new, alternative world view. In order to do so, mummy will ground all learning in a feelings-based outlook, free of any actual facts or skills, and re-evaluate core subjects such as mathematics, religion, philosophy and art.
1c: We Go Out
In book 1c of the Dung Beetle Learning series, Mummy takes Susan and John out for an exciting day trip in London, as part of their new re-education programme. Looking, thinking and re-evaluating the world around them is a crucial part of a child’s core development. A simple stroll down the local high street is magically illuminated by Mummy’s insights into the nature of society, religion, art and the various other forms of hierarchal or patriarchal oppression.
1d: We Do Christmas
Mummy, John and Susan are taken on a thrilling Christmas adventure.
“Come with me,” says Father Christmas, “and I will show you the magic of kindness.”
“And I will undermine your vicious program of indoctrination,” Mummy counters. She then proceeds to strip Christmas of all its magic and meaning, for the benefit of John, Susan and mankind in general.
This book will joyfully ruin the Yuletide festival period for children and adults alike.