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This Grandma Bought Her 6-Year-Old Granddaughter An Inappropriate Book By Accident And Everyone Can't Stop Laughing

Don't judge a book by its cover!

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So of course, Tiffany's mom is always keeping an eye out for books for her granddaughter. About three weeks ago, Tiffany said her mom was shopping in Barnes & Noble and spotted a book called "If Animals Could Talk."

She gave it to Tiffany, and, recently, Emmersyn sat down to read it aloud with her dad. The first page talked about how gorillas like bananas. Everything seemed fine.

Tiffany said her husband asked her if her mom had gotten the book as a joke. When she said no, he showed it to her.

@Tiffany1985B / Twitter / Via Twitter: @Tiffany1985B

Tiffany said she and her husband were "cracking up."

"So I called my mom and 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 said. "I started reading some of the pages to her, and she was mortified."

Tiffany decided to share her mom's mishap on Facebook and Twitter. People couldn't handle the adorable mistake.

I’m dying. My mom bought this book for my 6 year old and I just called to ask if she had actually opened the book.… https://t.co/Wllqx3gP41

They said it totally made their day.

@Tiffany1985B Tiffany, as I wipe tears from eyes and catch my breath from laughing too hard I want to thank you for making my day.

And they totally loved it.

@Tiffany1985B I love this more than anything I have seen in weeks!!!

Others said they needed to read it to their own kids.

@Tiffany1985B I would literally read this to my children though.

And some parents had similar experiences.

@Tiffany1985B @BoreGuru My daughter received the "Go The F*ck To Sleep" book as a gag. 6 yo Grdaughter found it and… https://t.co/ci9K3AmC1h

One of the co-authors of the book, Josh Cassidy, even saw her tweet and commented about it.

@Tiffany1985B 🙈 haha. I appreciate Granny's taste. Maybe you can regift on your 6 yr old's 18th? 😉 Glad it gave you… https://t.co/JJwYmMaWIK

Tiffany said that she was happy to give everyone on Twitter a good laugh.

As for her mom, she said she has "learned her lesson": Don't judge a book by its cover!

Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Stephanie McNeal at stephanie.mcneal@buzzfeed.com.

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