Aldi Is Now Selling A Book About A Transgender Child & Here's Why It's Important

It was made into a movie in 2014...

Aldi Is Now Selling A Book About A Transgender Child & Here's Why It's Important Image: Harper Collins / Aldi

Aldi Australia has made a groundbreaking decision to start stocking a book about a transgender child and it's actually amazing news.

The book is called The Boy In The Dress and is written by actor and comedian David Walliams.

If that name doesn't ring a bell then this might...



The Little Britain star started writing children's books a number of years ago and is now one of the UK's most popular authors.

The Boy In The Dress is about a young boy who loves both football and fashion and the book surrounds his family and friends as they come to terms with his unconventional outlook on life.

The book was adapted into a TV movie back in 2014 that David starred in, alongside Jennifer Saunders of Absolutely Fabulous fame and Kate Moss.

Aldi has copped some backlash on social media from parents who believe stocking a book about a transgender child was "child abuse" and explained that the supermarket had "no right to push this debate".

The Boy In The Dress is David's most popular children's book and highlights the issues that many transgender children face in today's society.


Because Aldi is now stocking such a groundbreaking book, this gives parents of transgender children a chance to show them that it's not wrong to dress differently.

It shows them that it's okay to be themselves.

A book like this shows children that wearing what makes them feel comfortable within their own skin is okay and that there's nothing wrong with how they choose to dress.

It's a book about acceptance, something transgender children sorely need in this day and age.

Teaching children to accept people as they are could be the solution to a lot of problems in a child's life.

Severe bullying could be prevented by teaching children that just because someone doesn't conform to their way of life or being, it doesn't mean that it's wrong.

It doesn't mean that they should be punished.

Children shouldn't be punished for being themselves, especially if what they're doing isn't actually affecting anyone else around them.


Now, we love Aldi, we've made that pretty clear and this is just another reason why we love them.

Because they not only sell groceries, electronics, and home decor at brilliant prices, they're also helping families feel comfortable when shopping in their stores.

We applaud you, Aldi!