5yo ds appears to have been sent home with a reading book laced with innuendo. or maybe it's just me... please judge

(42 Posts)
quip Sun 16-Jun-13 13:49:20

Perhaps 1987, when this book was first published, was a more innocent age. I have put photos of the book on my profile. I was a bit shock when I saw the cover and then it got worse. Am I just be thinking too much into this?

McNewPants2013 Sun 16-Jun-13 13:51:16

Can't click on your name

Tee2072 Sun 16-Jun-13 13:52:07

What book is it? Your profile needs to be made public.

ghayes Sun 16-Jun-13 13:52:32

what ist he book called?

BackforGood Sun 16-Jun-13 13:52:43

No, that's odd, nor can I confused

member Sun 16-Jun-13 13:52:48

You need to make your photos public

helenthemadex Sun 16-Jun-13 13:55:20

what is the book called

Tee2072 Sun 16-Jun-13 13:56:29

I think you're overreacting. It's about a hole in the ground, yes?

OwlinaTree Sun 16-Jun-13 13:57:54

I think you are over thinking!!

DramaAlpaca Sun 16-Jun-13 13:59:21

Definitely over thinking.

Bimblepops Sun 16-Jun-13 14:00:00

Overreacting...it's just a hole in the ground. Really nothing more to think about here.

lightrain Sun 16-Jun-13 14:00:04

Think yabu - sorry. It's just about a hole.

cogitosum Sun 16-Jun-13 14:00:08

"He had a big brown rabbit in his big brown hole"


GoldiChops Sun 16-Jun-13 14:01:19

Haha it's amazing, only someone with a dirty mind would think that was innuendo. Like me! If my 5yo charge bought that home no way I could read it with her without giggling. But then I am clearly filthy-minded!

LuckyLuckyMe Sun 16-Jun-13 14:02:00

It's a funny little book isn't it? A 5yr old is not going to link it to anything untoward though is he?

MalcolmTuckersMum Sun 16-Jun-13 14:02:29

Seriously? Or have you made an early start on the sherry and are not seeing things very clearly?

squeakytoy Sun 16-Jun-13 14:03:05

A five year old would see it as it is... only an adult with a smutty mind would over think it.. grin

Nagoo Sun 16-Jun-13 14:04:05

You are clearly depraved grin

LegArmpits Sun 16-Jun-13 14:04:32

I want this book.

McNewPants2013 Sun 16-Jun-13 14:04:37

It's not the text it's the mind that it goes in.

WeAreEternal Sun 16-Jun-13 14:04:45

I had to laugh.
The king had a big brown rabbit in his big brown hole.

I think it may just be that I have a filthy mind though.

OutragedFromLeeds Sun 16-Jun-13 14:07:13

grin ha ha ha

GilmoursPillow Sun 16-Jun-13 14:07:59

Years ago DD brought home one of the Magic Key type books with no words, where they are supposed to look at the pictures and tell you what's going on.

The child in the book was just starting nursery and played with giant alphabet building blocks. The picture showed the blocks stacked up to form the word H-E-P-A-T-I-T-I-S.

The teacher said it was a coincidence hmm.

Actually, I found the same one here http://imgur.com/ysFlR

GilmoursPillow Sun 16-Jun-13 14:08:29

And with a link that works...


King's name? Warren of course. Hurhur at me.

quip Sun 16-Jun-13 14:09:28

It was the king wanting a big pink worm in his hole that made me crack - I had kept an open mind until that point despite all the pictures of him bending over.

emsyj Sun 16-Jun-13 14:13:16

"I must put something in the hole" said the king


McNewPants2013 Sun 16-Jun-13 14:15:11

I'll put a rabbit down the hole.

cocolepew Sun 16-Jun-13 14:16:25

You have a dirty mind, me too, it made me laugh grin<childish>

PirateJelly Sun 16-Jun-13 14:19:03

I actually laughed out loud at that, excellent!

Jinty64 Sun 16-Jun-13 14:25:25

I think you should speak to the teacher or perhaps escalate it to the head. That will give them something to talk about in the staff room!

thebody Sun 16-Jun-13 14:26:03

Excellent thread, very funny op.

thebody Sun 16-Jun-13 14:29:46

Oh and anyone else remember captain pug wash?

Seaman stain and roger the cabin boy.


chastemccain Sun 16-Jun-13 14:34:59

I just read on another thread a Roald Dahl poem about a woman who wished she'd called one of her sons Soggy Muff instead of Dave, but I guess it must just be my filthy mind...

Doobiedoobedoobie Sun 16-Jun-13 14:35:31
thebody Sun 16-Jun-13 14:36:40

Ha ha ha

Smartiepants79 Sun 16-Jun-13 14:37:36

We have these at our school. The blue level books are a collection of the most awful stories I've ever been unfortunate enough to listen to.
Load of rubbish.

hackmum Sun 16-Jun-13 15:26:16

I think kids' authors do this deliberately to see what they can get away with. When she was little, DD had a counting book where there were certain numbers of items for a party (one cake, eight chairs, that kind of thing). One of them items was "two big jugs". We were pretty sure that wasn't there by accident. smile

Wallace Sun 16-Jun-13 15:32:17


I only got as far as "He had a big brown rabbit in his big brown hole"

ihearsounds Sun 16-Jun-13 15:47:52

Lots of books have hidden innuendos.
Its hard sometimes, trying to read stories with innuendos, and trying to keep a straight face.


We once had a book with 'and the man and the woman played in the shower and then they snuggled in bed all night long' and I thought hmm

<Perhaps 1987, when this book was first published, was a more innocent age> Hahaha! grin That was only a few years ago, I was 17 then. And I can assure you it wasn't a more innocent age grin

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