This illustrator has been hiding some strange things in children's books
Anything to make homework a little more interesting.
Twitter users have spotted some things in a series of kids' books that are a little off, to say the least.
These little 'easter eggs' first came to light yesterday when Twitter user Ed Brody shared that he had spotted some "dubious scenes" in the background of an illustration in his friend's child's book, one of the Biff, Chip and Kipper series.
Somewhat dubious scenes spotted in the background of a friend's 4yo's school book pic.twitter.com/opF9ogsQwO
— Ed Brody (@chiefbrody1984) September 24, 2017
It looks like whatever the men are up to in the bushes (we'll let you come to your own conclusions on that) has really startled the old lady, but the book's publisher has claimed that there's nothing to see there.
Interesting spot but some of the pages are missing from this title! We can reassure you nothing untoward is going on behind that bush
— Oxford Primary (@OUPPrimary) September 25, 2017
That didn't stop other Twitter users from pointing out that the Biff, Chip and Kipper illustrator had snuck some other slightly odd things into the series.
One has a word hidden in the picture...
That series of books had an illustrator who like to put stuff like that in them. I found this one a long time ago... See it? pic.twitter.com/ocoSDKk12M
— Dan Higham (@danhigham) September 24, 2017
While another featured an unexpected guest at a royal event.
I was surprised to find Gerry Adams at Buckingham Palace, in my son's book. pic.twitter.com/LP09joRvk8
— Michael Glasper (@michaelglasper) September 24, 2017
The books were illustrated by Alex Brychta, who was given an an MBE in 2012 for his services to children’s literature in 2012, according to Metro.
The series is in fact part of the primary school curriculum in the UK and has surely given many parents a giggle.
They're far from the only kids' books to have certain things hidden in them over the years, by the looks of things.
I noticed this as a kid in 'Where's Waldo' pic.twitter.com/uDFs27ZL0f
— tthac843 (@tthacker85) September 25, 2017
My fave pic.twitter.com/T4rWeCLxjU
— tomos (@tomos_e) September 24, 2017
Always found this one dodge pic.twitter.com/Z9HIzRD9ik
— lellabells (@lellabells) September 24, 2017