To be shocked at finding Rolf Harris in ds' Biff and Chip book

(44 Posts)
Paulacarl Fri 19-Jun-15 20:55:03

Reading "Poor Floppy" (ORT, stage 2) with DS1 tonight. V shocked to find that when "poor Floppy" got taken to the vet, Rolf Harris was there in the consulting room (as in Animal Hospital.) shock Have I just got an over active imagination??

flora717 Fri 19-Jun-15 20:56:07

Check the publication date. It's probably pretty old.

momb Fri 19-Jun-15 20:56:56

It's just a random beardy man.

Nishky Fri 19-Jun-15 20:57:05

Was Floppy ok in the end? Poor Floppy.

momb Fri 19-Jun-15 20:57:21

..hopefully!

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 19-Jun-15 20:57:23

I doubt it was published after his trial. And that kids wouldn't realise.

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 19-Jun-15 20:58:15

DD hasn't had that one !

PHANTOMnamechanger Fri 19-Jun-15 20:58:21

Hmm. Those books are full of funny little in jokes for the adults and stuff like that so it might be RH, but then again it might not. As kids of that reading level are unlikely to 'get' it, I'd not worry too much.

mrschatty Fri 19-Jun-15 20:58:34

This is really old. I actually read it myself when I was at school. Did the whole biff chip kipper Wilma and will saga in the mid 90's!

morelikeguidelines Fri 19-Jun-15 20:59:04

These books are very old.

We found Princess Diana in one the other day and the story was that she was part of a waxwork display of the royal family and her head rolled off. I can't imagine that would be written now.

PeppermintPasty Fri 19-Jun-15 20:59:07

It is meant to be Rolf. We had him pop up as an art teacher coming into the school in the book a couple of weeks ago. They're ancient books. The dc have no idea. You are not seeing things.

Paulacarl Fri 19-Jun-15 20:59:19

2003. I reckon Animal Hospital was still on then.

What would a random beardy old man be doing in the consulting room, in a whit coat, in addition to the vet, if not filming AH?

meglet Fri 19-Jun-15 21:00:19

I thought that the beardy man who pops up in the books was the author?

PHANTOMnamechanger Fri 19-Jun-15 21:03:23

thats another beardy man who's usually in the background as a caretaker/builder etc he's more gingery IIRC

as an aside, does anyone know why these books are littered with little pics of discarded spectacles everywhere??

Paulacarl Fri 19-Jun-15 21:04:19

Perhaps Roderick rather than Rolf then meglet. An unfortunate resemblance though.

PHANTOMnamechanger Fri 19-Jun-15 21:04:26

and yes the books are ancient but still widely used

there's one called The Camcorder, it's a massive thing!! LOL

WestEast Fri 19-Jun-15 21:06:09

If that's Rolf Harris they need to get a new illustrator.

GreenEggsAndNaiceHam Fri 19-Jun-15 21:06:21

Oh yes, i need to know that too, and why the bones?

spookyskeleton Fri 19-Jun-15 21:08:51

Am sure there is one with a poster of George Michael in (think around Careless Whisper time) - no idea which one it is though.

Trufflethewuffle Fri 19-Jun-15 21:09:14

I used to chuckle at the one where they were in the park and Mum was in the background and the pictures showed her having trodden in dog poo and scraping it off with a stick!

WestEast Fri 19-Jun-15 21:09:44

Also, why is there a snellans chart in the background? Dogs can't speak human.

Can they?

Paulacarl Fri 19-Jun-15 21:12:53

Good question WestEast. I think its a pretty good resemblance to Rolf though. Complete with slightly unpleasant, beady glint in his eye.

henrycocoa Fri 19-Jun-15 21:14:00

Jeremy Beadle is in one of the books - can't remember which one.

Euphemia Fri 19-Jun-15 21:14:21

I was tidying our school library a couple of weeks ago and found a few Animal Hospital/Rolf Harris books. Do you think I should bin them? confused

PHANTOMnamechanger Fri 19-Jun-15 21:16:40

Yes I snurked at the dog poo one too. And yes, why the eye test chart in the bloomin vets??

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