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21 August, 2006

Hooray For Fish

'Sometimes I Like To Curl Up In A Ball', 'The Runaway Dinner', 'Dear Zoo: Lift the Flaps'.

If they're the titles, authors of children's books must have access to better drugs than those of the books I read in the mid-1970s.

I'm not entirely joking – there probably has been a societal shift towards surrealism, possibly driven by chemicals.

Comments

Have you forgotten The Magic Roundabout?

Posted by Tim Hall at August 21, 2006 08:28 PM

Argh! The flashbacks!

Point taken, but that TV series was rather different to the standard Enid Blyton material.
I suppose there was Maurice Sendak....

I do remember watching 'The Magic Roundabout' as a child, but I tend to associate it more with the early 1990s and University; that's mainly for the circumstances, not the content.

Posted by NRT at August 21, 2006 11:05 PM

Crystal Tipps and Alistair? The Clangers?

Even Scooby Doo had alleged drug references.

The Teletubbies probably don't count, because that's much more recent.

Posted by Tim Hall at August 23, 2006 06:46 PM

I think we're talking at cross-purposes. ;)
I was originally referring to books for pre-school-age children, not TV programmes.

Can't say I recall the first two, though.

Posted by NRT at August 23, 2006 11:43 PM
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