Mummy & Mumma Get Married – a children’s book
The story of the project
‘Mummy and Mumma Get Married’ started life as our small contribution to the campaign for marriage equality. All well and good, but then we had a better idea. What if we could crowdfund and donate copies of the book to primary school libraries, meaning that schools all over Australia would get this book for FREE. How fantastic would that be. This little book could suddenly make a big difference to kids’ lives. It would really matter to the kids who grow up in the more than 6000 same-sex families around Australia, that’s for sure, but it matters to all kids, helping them to embrace values of tolerance and respect and celebrate diversity.
There are 6387 primary school libraries around Australia. PLEDGE NOW AND HELP US GET THIS BOOK INTO ALL OF THEM IN TIME FOR THE START OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR. After you’ve pledged we will ask you to supply the name of the school that you nominate.
Back to Phoebe for a second. Her story is sweet, simple and a little bit cheeky. It’s beautifully illustrated by Melbourne-based artist Cara King, playfully designed by award-winning children’s book designer Natalie Winter and published to exceptionally high professional standards by boutique publishing house, Captain Honey.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the spreads from the book that we are currently working on.
How the funds will be used
We’ll use the money we raise from this campaign to manufacture the books and get them into as many school libraries as we can. You’ll help us with this if you choose the $15 reward for a signed copy of the book to be sent to the school library of your choice (or the $30 reward which includes this and a book for you too).
The cost of manufacturing books varies a lot depending how many are printed. The more your print, the less it will cost per copy. You’ll see this logic reflected in our rewards breakdown, because we charge less per copy if you order more books. We hope to have thousands of copies to print as a result of this campaign. We’ve set an initial target of $5000, which will allow us to make a great start by printing around 2000 books.
But we want to do more. If you click through to support us and see we’ve reached our goal already (thinking optimistically!), please don’t go away. Stay, Pledge. The more money we raise, the more books we print, the more libraries get books.
Some of my other work
Nerdy Publisher Stuff
Dimensions: 250 x 220 mm
Page extent: 32 pages
Cover: 3mm board
Paper stock: 140 gsm wood free
These specifications ensure a high-quality and professionally-produced book that will look and feel just like a book you would buy at a bookstore.