Oxford Reading Tree CharactersA 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. The learn-to-read book series, which features over titles, was launched in and is a staple of children's classrooms.
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The series was first published in with a set of 30 stories, and there are now over The books are aimed at children from four to the age of nine, and could form part of an English language syllabus in line with the National Curriculum , designed to help children learn to speak and read Standard English. The books were developed into a television series consisting of 26 episodes, each featuring a different story, plus helpful hints towards teaching children good use of English. It was also sold on DVD as a whole series which came out in In the television show, Floppy wears a collar around his neck with a golden key upon it. The key is magic, as the title suggests, and seems to do some strange things whenever one of the children asks a question and Floppy wishes for something.
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