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Updated on Sep 2, 2020. Posted on Nov 2, 2015

This Spoof Kids Book About Hipsters Is Hilarious

The Ladybird Book of the Hipster is a must-read for grownups everywhere.

This year, iconic British book brand Ladybird turns 100, and to celebrate it is launching a delightful series of Ladybird Books for Grownups.

Jason Hazeley / Joel Morris / Ladybird

The highlight of the series is the hilarious The Ladybird Book of the Hipster. Filled with irreverent observations and witticisms, it documents the daily life of the Dalston set in the style of a 1940s book for children.

Jason Hazeley / Joel Morris / Ladybird

Written by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris – whose work includes Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe, That Mitchell and Webb Look, and Paddington – the series is designed to help grownups understand the world about them.

Jason Hazeley / Joel Morris / Ladybird

With titles like The Ladybird Book of the Shed, and The Ladybird Book of the Mid-life Crisis, the eight books feature original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny commentary.

Jason Hazeley / Joel Morris / Ladybird

Hazeley and Morris told BuzzFeed: “We thought, what if we wrote something for the children of yesterday?"

Jason Hazeley / Joel Morris / Ladybird

"The world is just as confusing to a 40-year-old as it is to a 4-year-old.”

Jason Hazeley / Joel Morris / Ladybird

"Our favourites are The Hipster (because it's just outright silly) and The Mid-Life Crisis (because it's autobiographical)."

Jason Hazeley / Joel Morris / Ladybird

"The people hoverboarding from cake-house to soup-ziggurat with typewriters in their hair aren't ludicrous, but they are figures of fun."

Jason Hazeley / Joel Morris / Ladybird

"People in their forties, with their sleeveless hoodies and Skrillex vinyl, are definitely a fucking laughing stock."

Jason Hazeley / Joel Morris / Ladybird

The Ladybird Books for Grownups are out now.

Jason Hazeley / Joel Morris / Ladybird

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