Oxford University Press pulps ‘no longer appropriate’ Biff, Chip and Kipper book

The Blue Eye, which features ‘scary’ people in street market, has been withdrawn from sale after complaints

One of the books in the popular Biff, Chip and Kipper series for children has been withdrawn from sale, with all remaining copies pulped by the publisher, Oxford University Press, after complaints that it was Islamophobic.

The series is written by Roderick Hunt and illustrated by Alex Brychta, and consists of more than 220 stories. The books were created in 1986, and have been used in schools for years to help children learn to read.

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