The Ladybird Book of …Plato’s Republic

I had the Ladybird Book of the Soldier when I was little, but lately, the little hardback books have enjoyed a resurgence. First came satire (The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis, anyone?) but now proper, grown-up topics.

The Ladybird Book of Plato’s Republic! Who knew?

The Economist has the whole story , here.

Are they really just a British thing?