Unusual children’s scripture stories pictures

I have three children under the age of 6. The oldest one reads quite well. The middle one isn’t in school yet, and the youngest one is only 7 months old. We generally do our family scripture reading out of the “readers” for the children (although lately we’ve been reading the real Book of Mormon with the oldest one). As we’ve read the stories, I’ve noticed some funny and/or strange pictures throughout. I thought we had older versions of the readers, however, when I went on the Church site, the pictures are still the same. Some of the wording has been modified, but not the pictures.

Anyway, here are a few that stood out:

This is from the Book of Mormon Stories and is first one that I noticed. I was a little surprised to see this kid (on the left) breastfeeding. I know that it is natural, but I guess it wasn’t something I expected to see in the Book of Mormon Stories book.

These are from the Doctrine and Covenants Stories. I thought these were a little odd as the people “who changed the teachings” obviously were leaders of other churches. The Church has tried to distance itself from this sort of wording/imaging.

This one is from the New Testament Stories, and is just funny looking. This may be sacriligeous, but Jesus looks like he’s giving the guy a wet willy

Published by Graham

Former YM President, EQ President, Bishop, and Stake Institute Teacher. Now back to being the YM President. Happily married to Lisa, with 3 beautiful children.

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  2. I’m wondering if the baby in the first pick is putting his fist in his mouth, instead of nursing?

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