Grandparents love lavishing the little ones with gifts and presents, but every so often they get it wrong. Sometimes, the gift is a little outdated or just not to the child’s taste, but we know they always mean well.


One such well-meaning grandmother recently took to the shops to find a book for her six-year-old granddaughter, Emmersyn, who is an “avid reader”. She came across an inoffensive-looking tome called If Animals Could Talk, complete with bright and colourful illustrations.


She bought the book without looking inside, and gave it to her daughter Tiffany to surprise her granddaughter with.


Emmersyn sat down to read it with her dad and, at first glance, everything seemed fine. But upon turning the pages, they discovered the book was filled with offensive swear words and inappropriate themes!



An amused Tiffany took to Twitter to share a photo of the innocuous book cover and some of the cheeky contents inside.


The book is, indeed, filled with talking animals - but not the kind we’d like to introduce our kids to, such as a swearing kangaroo and a polar bear with a drug addiction!


“I’m dying. My mom bought this book for my six-year-old, and I just called to ask if she had actually opened the book. She hadn’t,” Tiffany wrote.


"I was like, 'Remember that book you got Emmy, If Animals Could Talk?' And she’s like, yeah. I said, 'Did you actually open it?'


“And she said ‘no’. I started reading some of the pages to her, and she was mortified,” Tiffany told Buzzfeed.



She tweeted author Josh Cassidy, saying: “We got a good laugh tonight when we opened the book Grammy got for our six-year-old. We had no idea.”


The hilarious mix-up soon went viral, with over 98K likes and 37K retweets across social media.


Not only that, but the mix-up provided some very good publicity for the author – the book is now a number one best-seller on Amazon and has sold out!


This is too funny – has anyone in your family ever made a mix-up like this?