Mum in stitches as kids’ book about worms has unfortunately shaped finger puppet

A mum was left in stitches after discovering a rather inappropriately shaped finger puppet in a children's book about worms.

Emma Young from Maidstone, Kent, had grabbed the copy of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's book Superworm last Saturday for her three-year-old daughter.

It is a picture book, featuring an inbuilt finger puppet of the titular character, which follows the life of a "super-long and super-strong" worm.

Retailing at £7.50 in Emma's local Asda, it also has a hole on each page allowing readers to use the puppet.

Instantly however, the mum noticed something bizarre about the puppet and after laughing "a little too loud" she uploaded an image of it to social media.

A host of other parents commented, agreeing that it looked a lot like a man's private parts.

Emma, 40, said: "It just made me give it a double-look and made me chuckle. I laughed a little too loud I think.

"My three-year-old loves Superworm and we already have this book – without the added extra!

"Who quality controlled this and thought, 'let’s put a thin pink skin-coloured sock on a kids book'?"

Her Facebook post has now been liked over 12,000 times by parents shocked into laughter.

Emma continued: "I thought it’s a cold and frosty, gloomy morning so I thought it would make others smile to share the photos.

"As others have also stated, this did not look like a worm!"

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One person commented on her photo: "I’m definitely not mature enough to have this book and not read without laughing."

Another said: "My neighbour got it for my boy as a gift sent me a text to say it looked pornographic.

"I thought what on earth has she bought my 1 year old….then he opened this. The kids are all innocently pulling and poking it. Its hilarious to watch."

Scholastic, the book's publisher, has been approached by the Daily Star for comment.

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