Changing faces/places/names | Kids books grow up

There’s some talk about the place of the changing faces, words and other bits in books - with some classics (including Blyton and Duncan’s I Know What You Did Last Summer) being modernised.

It’s not unusual for a cover to change per edition, regularly in some cases, but what about the content inside? How about the adapted picturebooks of Richard Scarry? Where pilots are no longer handsome and Indians no longer eat ice cream? (Click an image to enlarge)

Or one more… the changing face of John Marsden:

(via Eoin)

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3 Responses to “Changing faces/places/names | Kids books grow up”

  1. Glynis Smy
    September 27, 2010 at 8:48 am #

    LOL, and the hostess is no longer pretty.

  2. david.
    September 28, 2010 at 4:39 am #

    Haha - and the Baggage Man is now a Handler…

  3. Glynis Smy
    September 28, 2010 at 5:30 am #

    Ha, I missed that one. I wonder how many covers like that one, have had to change?

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