Author(s): Maya Newell; Charlotte Mars; Gus Skattebol-James

Early Experiences & Issues | Hardback Picture Books | LGBTQI+

A funny book about growing up in a family with two mums inspired by Gus Skattebol-James' story in the award-winning documentary, Gayby Baby.

Ruth's Review:

I love wrestling. When I grow up, I want to be just like my wrestling heroes: big and tough, with really huge muscles. The only problem is, my mums don't like fighting...

This thoughtful story about an 8-year-old boy growing up in a family with two mums deals with issues of macho images, identity and family in a light-hearted and positive way.

Banned from his beloved wrestling, Gus is determined to convince his mums it isn’t all violent and, with help from his little sister, comes up with a plan involving dressing up to win them over.

Mars and Newell spent eight years making the documentary film Gayby Baby, about the experiences of children with same-sex parents. Gus Skattebol-James, their co-author, is one of those kids and the star of this story. Now 17, Gus isn't obsessed with wrestling any more, but he is a black belt in Aikido (a Japanese martial art) and is mad about skateboarding. Age 4+


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General Fields

  • : 9781760296810
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin Children's Books
  • : November 2018
  • : ---length:- '25'width:- '25'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Maya Newell; Charlotte Mars; Gus Skattebol-James
  • : Hardback
  • : 1902
  • : Tom Jellett
  • : English
  • : 823.4
  • : 32