We have come across a Facebook post by a certain Mr Templeman who seems to be quite sure that book ISBN numbers are being changed and fooling parents into buying the exact same book in fear if it having new information in it…
This person is so sure about it that he even sent the message to Minister Evarist Bartolo.
The book Mr Templeman seemed to be referring to is the one by Trevor Żahra, ‘Il-Pulena tad-deheb’.
Now whilst we understand the frustration, we ask whether parents buy books so blindly just by looking at the ISBN number. Yes we are all busy, but yes we can still find the time to check whether the book has been edited or not.
It is as easy not to fall into this ‘trap’ as it is to be fooled. Thus we urge parents to do their homework well before forking out money on new books!