At some point in our lives, all of us were probably taught to not judge a book by its cover. This story is a hilarious example why. Everything started when one grandma was shopping in Barnes & Noble and spotted a book called “If Animals Could Talk.” She immediately thought that the colorful print was something her 6-year-old granddaughter Emmersyn – who was already an “avid reader” – would love.
When Emmersyn got her present, she and her dad tried to read it aloud together. It started pretty vanilla, about gorillas and bananas. But the next page had a baby chick saying “Aight, let’s tear the roof off this mutha fucka!” And it went on. Polar bears with coke problems, horses proud of their junk, and other inappropriate animals were all over the book.
Emmersyn’s mom, Tifanny contacted her grandma. “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,” she told BuzzFeed. “I started reading some of the pages to her, and she was mortified.” Tifanny shared the crazy experience on Twitter, and people couldn’t stop laughing. The post was liked by nearly 250K users, and some even said they had to “wipe tears from their eyes” and “catch their breath” from laughing too hard.
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With all the cute animals on its cover, the book seemed like a perfect read for the little girl
The inside pages, however, weren’t so innocent
This hilarious story was a bestseller on the internet, and people were even wiping tears from their eyes after reading it