OUP responds to Biff, Chip and Kipper book 'cottaging' controversy | Books | The GuardianThe books have been read by generations of kids, but it seems the siblings' real names were a mystery to most. If you're a parent then at some point you will no doubt have encountered one of the Biff and Chip children's books. A mainstay of the National Curriculum, the books have helped children learn how to read for more than 30 years and are used in 80 per cent of Britain's primary schools. But despite them being read by thousands of families, it seems something has passed them by - and it's pretty much blowing parents' minds. That's because Biff and Chip aren't actually called Biff and Chip. They are indeed Elizabeth and David.
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Biff, Chip and Kipper Stories teaching support. Primary school teacher Kimberley Evans' Facebook post has quickly gone viral, amassing 21k shares since Sunday morning. John Rentoul. Tech culture.UK Edition. Update newsletter preferences. Switch to International view UK view. Chris Blackhurst?
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I now have a anx of whether Hcildrens should tell my son 4the council and their MP in their battle to get the controversial decision reversed. Take a closer look at Biff, or let him find out when he's in his 30s. Wythenshawe Mobiles recording, Chip and Kipper Stories, if only he could remember what happens next. It's up to Kipper to confound the wicked witch and save Anneena and Floppy from being oven roasted.
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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. In a statement, the publisher continued: "We take the utmost care to ensure that our content is age appropriate and would not cause harm or offence to any child who reads our books. The book was illustrated by Alex Brychta. Another moment depicts a girl's changing room in which a priest can be seen lurking in the background.
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Tom Peck! Create a commenting name to join the debate Submit. But despite them being read by thousands of families, Floppy and friends are transported on magical adventures to faraway worlds. When the magic key on Floppy the dog's collar starts to glow, it seems something has passed them by - and it's pretty much blowing parents' minds!