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A fabulous book ruined by the publishers,
This review is from: What Do People Do All Day? (Hardcover)
Before I start, I want to make it clear that 'What do people do all day?" is one of my all time favourite books. As a child I adored it and my children now adore my very thumbed vintage (1975) edition so I was delighted to see it back in stock and ordered it as a christmas present for a friends wee girl. I am so disappointed. The pictures are thankfully the same, but the font is awful, the titles to the stories changed for the worst and worse even than that some of the original stories are GONE!!!! Where is building a house, Posting a letter, Bread and how it is made, Cotton and how we use it..... I know that times have changed but it has not stopped my children enjoying the original book. I have sourced a second hand copy and am seriously considering returning this book, only the fact that the illustrations that remain are still as good as ever is stopping me. Shame on you Harper Collins.
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Initial post: 16 Feb 2012 03:06:46 GMT
The U.S. edition, also abridged, has the missing stories that you mention! (It is missing other sections).
Posted on 17 Jul 2014 06:57:42 BDT
Yes - I bought a copy of the book several years ago. My sister has the original and I had a look at it - so many stories are missing and existing ones have been altered. To make it more gender politically correct? I am so disappointed and am on a quest to find another "original" book - Shame Harper collins
Posted on 17 Oct 2014 23:15:41 BDT
After reading your review I wont buy it. I got the Hungarian version of the original in 1981 ( I was 4) , it was my favourite book. Will keep an eye out for a good second hand one. Thnaks!
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