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Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper - Six in a Bed (First Stories: Level 1.4)
A reader noticed a seemingly inappropriate scene in the background of the learn-to-read book's pages. Publisher Oxford University Press OUP has been forced to defend one of its children's books after a reader noticed a seemingly inappropriate scene in the background of its pages. Twitter user Ed Brody was the first person to initially notice the "dubious scenes" which depicted a group of men disappearing behind a bush followed by a page showing an old lady so shocked with what she sees her glasses are popping off her face.
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Read With Biff, Chip And Kipper is a series of books for kids from the ages of 3 to 7 designed to help teach literacy. But its creators slip in naughty hidden hints to give parents and teachers a giggle, it has been revealed. In one book, whose title is not known, the character Wilma dashes through a park while a group of three adult men can be seen talking behind a bush. The next page shows Wilma with a net in a river. In the background a startled old lady spots whatever the three men are up to in the foliage.
The series was first published in with a set of 30 stories, and there are now over - Children have loved learning to read and developing their vocabulary with this happy trio for many years and we are sure your kids will, too!
First steps towards reading. Please try to find a quiet ten minutes every day to look at a book with your child. The more you read and talk about stories, the more confident your child will feel about handling books. Gradually, he or she will make the connection between the story you read aloud and the printed word. Children often have favourite stories they want to hear again and again. This is an important step towards becoming a reader, and deserves your praise and encouragement.