Yep, you heard me. Someone found something there to whine about. Seems the picture of the illustrator, Clement Hurd, shows him standing there with a cigarette in his fingers. Well, the freakshow says, we can't have THAT! It sends the wrong message to children! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
So, HarperCollins digitally altered the picture to remove the offending cigarette. They claim it was done with the full cooperation of the family and estate, but his son says he balked at the idea of altering it and only gave in under pressure.
Because, yeah, so many kids started smoking because they saw the pic on the back of the book. Sure. Christ, what a bunch of festering vomit-pustules.