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

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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?

ProperStumped Sun 16-Jun-13 17:26:15

<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

TheMagicKeyCanFuckOff Sun 16-Jun-13 17:17:58


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

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.

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"

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

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.

thebody Sun 16-Jun-13 14:36:40

Ha ha ha

Doobiedoobedoobie Sun 16-Jun-13 14:35:31

thebody no one will remember as its not true! ;)

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...

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

Oh and anyone else remember captain pug wash?

Seaman stain and roger the cabin boy.


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

Excellent thread, very funny op.

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!

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

I actually laughed out loud at that, excellent!

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

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

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

I'll put a rabbit down the hole.

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

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


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.

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 16-Jun-13 14:08:38

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

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

And with a link that works...

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

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

grin ha ha ha

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.

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

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

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

I want this book.

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

You are clearly depraved grin

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