Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - old nursery rhymes

Max discovered my old book of nursery rhymes. I keep it because of the great illustrations & the memories. As we started to read through it I realised I was censoring.......

11 comments:

Joanne said...

Yes, been there, done that! It happens with cartoons too. Remember Pepe la Pew? He threatens the cat that he will kill himself if she doesn't respond to his advances! We hired some old Loony Tunes for the kids but sent that one right back to the video shop!!

pen said...

that makes me laugh! i too dug out some of my old books, and they're so non-pc. it's hard to censor as i read now that mr H can read a bit, so i have to hurridly flick thru before presenting it as a new book to read.

Jen said...

Too funny - we have an old Richard Scarry nursery rhymes book the kids love. Some of the words are so old school. Now my kids love Tom and Jerry. It provides for some interesting conversations. Happy WW!

tjhirst said...

Interesting how we softened up our stories, isn't it? What does that say about early generations or what does that say about us?

Jennifer said...

I think I'll stick w/the toned down nursery ryhmes. ;D


Happy WW!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Wow. Guns and violence - it's almost like prime time television!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Beautiful illustrations. Were you read all the rhymes as a kid?!

Beth said...

I have this nursery rhyme book! I remember it from when I was a child. There are lots of great rhymes that need a little censoring ;-)

Kate said...

I do that too!

Juddie said...

eek!

Bird Bath said...

oh dear, those rhymes are full on.
I'd probably do the same thing.

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