The Herbs and The Adventures of Parsley Classic BBC kid's animation by Michael Bond
On this page - ANNUALS ACTIVITY BOOKS -HERE PICTURE STORY BOOKS -HERE POP-UPS -HERE PAPERBACKS -HERE
7 years was a very respectable run of annuals for any tv series.
And it only came to an end when the tv repeats became too infrequent to fuel sufficient demand.
Tv giveth and tv taketh away !
Annuals were invariably printed the year prior to their designation.So a 1970 Annual would usually have a 1969 print/ copyright date,and so on.
Which is worth mentioning because it often causes confusion when the year isn't actually specified on the cover and people wrongly use the print date instead.
LEFT TO RIGHT
1969 to 1972
LEFT TO RIGHT
1973 to 1975
The 2 series also featured in the Pippin Annual from 1971 to 1976 -both inclusive.
And in it's sister publication,the Playland Annual,from 1969 to 1975 -both inclusive.
And they also popped up in the Beeb's own Watch With Mother annuals.Although I've yet to establish which ones.
More on all the above in due course.In the meantime,I've done a seperate page for the Pippin & Playland comics, HERE
And,just to finish,here's an ad for the 1973 annual that appeared in the 16th Dec.1972 issue of Playland -just so you could still give mum a nudge in time for christmas !
These 7 annuals are all very similar in format ie. Stories mixed with lots of interactive bits like colouring-in,things to make etc. So ..........
These 3 interior shots from the 1972 one are fairly typical of all of them - 1 2 3