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In fact, Janet and John, two of the best-known characters in English literature, have been missing for around 25 years now. This month, however, they are to make a triumphant return to nursery bookshelves. The children's publisher Star Kids is launching a fresh series of Janet and John stories which have been specially designed for the modern parent to read to their children. The two clean-cut stars of the original reading books are still there, but they have been updated for today's world. In the new books, which have been written jointly by a Cambridge University educationalist and a reception class teacher, the naive duo are brought back to tread a cautious path through the many cultural and technological influences that surround twenty-first century infants.
Janet and John look-alikes enjoyed the new versions. Modernised versions of the educational children's books, Janet and John, are being re-published after 25 years to reflect life in the 21st century. The books were a popular way to help children learn to read in the s, s and early s, but were later criticised as stereotypical, sexist and outdated and fell out of use. The new-look books will feature black as well as white characters. The former books were dismissed in the mids as out-of-date. The new John sports trendy baggy trousers and Janet wears hiking boots.
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