Before And After The PC Makeover- Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever

Reading Richard Scarry books isn't supposed to be a scary experience for children- they're supposed to expose children to realistic life scenarios so kids better understand the society they live in.

Even though the people and the perils are the same as they were when Richard Scarry's books first started coming out in the 1950s, a shift in social values has changed how we describe our world.

Photographer Alan Taylor spotted some differences between the 1963 version of Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever and the 1991 version, as the book received a PC makeover to reflect modern social attitudes.

Some of the changes seem a bit nitpicky, like removing pretty and handsome from character descriptions, but there's one change everyone can get behind- dad's cooking!

See more before and after images from Best Word Book Ever here

-Via Cheezburger

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Because that's glorifying war and nationalism. Kind of sad that they wouldn't want to represent something that's really not going away anytime soon.
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