Dirty Detail Spotted in Beloved Julia Donaldson Children’s Book

Well, well, well, looks like we’ve got a big ol’ peen in one of our kids’ favourite books.

Yep. Ladies and gents. We. Have. A. Dirty. Dong.

An eagle-eyed mum in the UK spotted the wiley willy while reading a popular bedtime story to her daughter. You’ll find it in Julia Donaldson’s The Smartest Giant in Town. And once you see it, well, it’s there for life, my friends.

Move over Room on the Broom. We’ve got Cock in the Sock.

Julia donaldson children's book mistake
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Yep, that’s a penis foot

Stacey Brown noticed the rude detail when she was reading the Julia Donaldson story to her children.

“Trying to muffle the giggles as I read on”, she said when she shared her post in Facebook group Family Lockdown Tips and Ideas.

At first, Stacey thought it was just her dirty mind playing tricks on her, but, turns out, thousands of others agreed that the picture is, indeed, peculiarly similar to a peen.

mum central

Some people were quick to point out that the object is obviously a sock, but I fail to see it. It’s clearly a nude-coloured ding-a-ling hanging out of his pant leg. I mean, WHO WEARS NUDE SOCKS???

Giants, I suppose.

Julia Donaldson is one of the children’s book greats with gems such as The Gruffalo and Stick Man under her wing. Many of her books have also become mini-shows on Netflix – my kids LOVE them. I’d be keen to see if the Dirty Giant and his penis foot make it to the small screen.

What do you think? Is that a sock or a cock?

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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