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CHILDREN'S BOOKS: FULL OF FILTHY SUBLIMINAL IMAGES. REALLY?





Not so much Subliminal as, err, unfortunate 

but I digress ....


Dogging and side-boobs – are children’s books really bulging with filth?

With a headline that read like this how could Mr T resist sending me a link to this article by Stephanie Merrit?

... Note the group of men seemingly gathering in the bushes

... Now note the elderly lady elderly apparently startled by what she sees in the bushes

An article that came about when someone came across the above illustrations in a Book that forms part of the highly popular Biff, Chip and Kipper series as created by educational experts BUT all is not as it as first seems for as the Open University Press reassures parents here the original tweet fails to show that there are in fact pages in between the two that are featured. 

Hmm! Is it that I'm totally unobservant or just too grown up? 

As a girl I loved the Folks Of The Faraway Tree books by Enid Blyton and not once can I remember my (or anyone else I knew come to that) sniggering about the name Fanny (which for my US friends is slang for a woman's genitals here in the UK) which later got changed to Frannie.

As always your thoughts are welcome.



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