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Usbourne publishing calling mums transphobes

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Abite Sat 11-Jan-20 08:49:58

Go woke go broke

superram Sat 11-Jan-20 08:51:03

Usborne books are massively overpriced but another reason to avoid.

TiredofthisBS Sat 11-Jan-20 08:51:43

Good. Well they won't be wanting any more of my hard earned money then will they.

TiredofthisBS Sat 11-Jan-20 08:52:33

And yes hugely overpriced and not a brilliant selection. So there's that.

littlecabbage Sat 11-Jan-20 08:53:50

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TimeLady Sat 11-Jan-20 08:54:26

Charity shops are a great source of children's books.

T0tallyFuckedUpFamily Sat 11-Jan-20 08:54:33

At least they’ve made their feelings public, so sensible women, that recognise reality, can avoid them. We should thank them for letting us know.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Sat 11-Jan-20 08:55:35

Has there been a campaign against the book? I hadn't even heard of it.

MeanMrMustardSeed Sat 11-Jan-20 08:56:35

Thanks for the heads up. I love noisy crow books at the moment.

littlecabbage Sat 11-Jan-20 08:56:57

The author, Sarah Hagger-Holt, works for Stonewall. Tells me all I need to know.

BadgertheBodger Sat 11-Jan-20 08:57:03

I’d love to see the receipts for the “transphobic trolls”. I loathe that these sorts of books are there to further cement the idea that girls should have no boundaries whatsoever.

LizzieSiddal Sat 11-Jan-20 08:57:39

Do they to be informed that Terf was deemed a misogynistic slur by a judge?

BadgertheBodger Sat 11-Jan-20 08:59:00

Stand up for what’s right as well Izzy, Make sure you call out that transphobic behaviour when you see it! It’s definitely your job, as the child in the situation, to manage everyone else so your dad doesn’t get his feelz hurt.

Wonder what Izzy’s mum thinks about it all.

GoldenKelpie Sat 11-Jan-20 08:59:08

Oh dear, alienating your target audience isn't clever, is it? /still, it's all good as it means more reasons to avoid this 'woke' MLM.

LizzieSiddal Sat 11-Jan-20 08:59:41

Sorry, misread the post, they haven’t used that term. I need coffee.

fuckitywhy Sat 11-Jan-20 09:00:13


Abite Sat 11-Jan-20 09:01:20

I wont be buying any books from them again.

HandsOffMyRights Sat 11-Jan-20 09:02:27

How stupidly short sighted of them.

Who buys your books Usbourne? Change that to bought.

Lordfrontpaw Sat 11-Jan-20 09:05:00

Sadly (in most cases) book publishing is on the skids - and it’s a bit ‘Guardian reader’ (I know a few people who have worked there). Most kids have books bought for them and the buyers will spend carefully and consider the business they give their money to.

DickKerrLadies Sat 11-Jan-20 09:07:12

Literally never heard of anything to do with this book until now.

Just a shitty marketing campaign isn't it?

Funnily enough, I've never heard of or met an Usbourne seller that wasn't a mum selling to other mums to try and make a tiny, pitiful bit of money whilst not working.

NotBadConsidering Sat 11-Jan-20 09:07:51

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littlecabbage Sat 11-Jan-20 09:12:32



ahenderson270 Sat 11-Jan-20 09:14:04

If Izzys mum was transitioning would you be so cross? Just asking for clarity.

Lordfrontpaw Sat 11-Jan-20 09:14:11

NotBadConsidering - I know someone who worked on those books (they do have a bit of a life around here ‘that’s not my beer/fart’ etc). I may need to copy that...

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