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To think horrid Henry jokebooks inappropriate for year 1 children-or being precious?

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Sleepglorioussleep Sat 01-Oct-11 01:29:23

They have "too rude for parents" on the cover and phrases like "shut up" and plenty of toilet humour. I'm prone to being a bit of a prude on this kind of stuff but want honest opinions. Have bought from book people for christmas gifts and now not sure.

AlbertaWildRose Sat 01-Oct-11 02:32:05

I totally agree with you, but I'm a prude too!

Catslikehats Sat 01-Oct-11 05:42:38

I suppose they're not to my taste but they are not inappropriate and my yr1 & 2 DC's love them so that has to be a good thing.

livinonaprayer Sat 01-Oct-11 07:17:02

These kind of books have certainly encouraged mine to develop a love of reading and they understand that the books are funny but only for them IYSWIM!

DownbytheRiverside Sat 01-Oct-11 07:43:37

It's a personal choice, I don't think they are too rude and you do.
Don't give them if it will irritate you to be asked to read them to an enthusiastic audience, there are hundreds of lovely books aimed at all ages of children, so choose something you will both enjoy instead.
I thought Barbie and Bratz were vile, and all the related merchandise, and didn't buy them.

thrifty Sat 01-Oct-11 08:10:33

I think you're being a bit precious. Speaking as a mum to a year one boy. There will be nothing in the book that they won't have already picked up in the playground at school iyswim. Ds has just turned 6, we got him a joke book and the horrid Henry fun book. He is a reluctant reader of the ort books but will happily try to read me a joke, especially if he thinks it might be a bit rude.
What do you call a greenfly with no wings and no legs? A bogie.
Small boys find this stuff hilarious. However, your call as to whether you give it smile

ThePosieParker Sat 01-Oct-11 08:11:21

Anything that ,made my DS1 read was suitable!!

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Sat 01-Oct-11 08:48:32

I don't think they are too rude, I am not a prude, my DD adores reading. BUT Horrid Henry is a cunt. Fact.

Sleepglorioussleep Sun 02-Oct-11 07:42:54

I think I'll just be choosy about who gets them! Dd has been reading horrid Henry and I definitely don't think it's too rude-just an appealing element of toilet humour - in the joke books at least. I think if I can survive reading "the haughtiest girl in the school" when I was little without going off the rails I think we'll be okay.

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