Monday 4 March 2013

The Methuen Phonic Workshop

More from the escapist world of Methuen phonic blends. It was imperative that 70s and 80s children learned prison slang. One teenager was injured in the making of this book (this image also features in the 'Ri-' volume, under 'rite'). Saint Jenny, patron saint of Rollerboogie, who was crucified on a giant radiator at Humberside Ice Arena. This picture kind of sums up why I like these books so much. Somewhat inevitably, more to follow ...

Sunday 3 March 2013

Fun with Phonics

These friendly books were made to teach youngsters the basics of phonics, with key words accompanied by cheerful and colourful pictures. Some examples: The rhyme at the end was rejected by Paul Giovanni for inclusion on The Wicker Man OST for being 'too disturbing'. More soon!