How the world has changed! Father compares his 1960s version of a classic children’s book with the modern copy his own kids have – and finds politically correct edits galore

A much loved children’s story book has had a revamp to make it more politically correct, including placing a male bunny in the kitchen helping his wife, ad

‘The Best Word Book Ever’ by US author Richard Scarry was first published in 1963, but over the years the illustrations have been gradually tweaked to bring the book up to speed with modern times.

The colourful illustrations of rosy cheeked pigs in police uniforms and rabbits getting the children ready for school are very much the same, but ‘policeman’, ‘fireman’ and ‘handsome pilot’ have been changed to unisex titles such as ‘firefighter’.

Male characters are also pictured looking after children and cooking, whilst female characters have been given careers such as farming and labouring.