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We have written a children's book about 12 diverse families starring a lioness and her cub. It will be published December 2018. Here you can get it: http://whereisdaddy.net
We have written a children's book about 12 diverse families starring a lioness and her cub. It will be published December 2018. Here you can get it: http://whereisdaddy.net
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Wir, Mirna Funk & Maayan Sophia Weisstub, arbeiten seit ein paar Monaten an unserem Kinderbuch "Wo Ist Papa?" Es ist das erste Kinderbuch, indem 12 verschiedene Familienmodelle portraitiert werden. Zum Beispiel eine Wölfin, die sich für eine Samenspende entschieden hat, um Zwillinge zu bekommen; Giraffengroßeltern, die sich um ihre Enkel kümmern; schwule Gebirgsgazellen, die eine Schildkröte adoptiert haben; ein alleinerziehender Falkenvater; lesbische Hyänen, aber auch eine ganz klassische hetero-normative Familie. Denn wir glauben: ALLE FAMILIEN SIND PERFEKT, SO WIE SIE SIND.

Das Buch ist im Original auf Deutsch von Mirna Funk geschrieben und soll außerdem zum Veröffentlichungszeitpunkt (November 2018) in drei weiteren Sprachen erhältlich sein: Englisch, Hebräisch und Französisch.

Schwule Gazellen mit adoptierter Schildkröte / Gay Gazelles with adopted turtle
Schwule Gazellen mit adoptierter Schildkröte / Gay Gazelles with adopted turtle

We, Mirna Funk & Maayan Sophia Weisstub, have been working on the children's book "Where Is Daddy" since a couple of months. In this book you will find 12 families with many different structures: A wolf who had a sperm donor to get twins, giraffe grandparents who foster their grand children, a gay mountain gazelle couple who adopted a turtle and a classical hetero-normative cat family. Because we think: ALL FAMILIES ARE EQUALLY PERFECT.

The book is originally written in German by Mirna Funk but will be available in English, French and Hebrew at launch date.

Wölfin mit ihren Zwillingen  / She-Wolf with her twins
Wölfin mit ihren Zwillingen / She-Wolf with her twins

Die Hälfte des Buches ist geschrieben und illustriert. Was wir jetzt dringend brauchen, ist Geld für die Website, das Lektorat des deutschen Textes, Übersetzungen ins Englische, Französische und Hebräische, das Setzen des Textes, das Erstellen des Kalenders und natürlich die ersten 1000 gedruckten Bücher.

We are already half way through the illustrations and the German text. Now we need money for the website, the first translations into English, French and Hebrew, a graphic designer that will create the final book, the calendar and other edits that need to be done. As well as printing the first 1000 copies. 

Hetero-Normative Katzenfamilie / Hetero-Normative Cat Family
Hetero-Normative Katzenfamilie / Hetero-Normative Cat Family

Seit kurzem haben wir schon begonnen Lesungen für die Vorweihnachtszeit zu organisieren, damit so viele Kinder, wie möglich, die unterschiedlichen Strukturen einer Familie kennenlernen und begreifen, dass jedes Model genau richtig ist. Familien sind heutzutage vielfältiger als das klassische Mama-Papa-Kind-Model. Es gibt alleinerziehende Mütter & Väter, LGBT-Familien, Großeltern, nicht-biologische Eltern, polyamoröse Familienkonstellationen, Patch-Work und und und. Alle diese Modelle geben ihren Kindern die nötige Liebe und Aufmerksamkeit. 

We started already to organize readings for children during Christmas time to bring the idea that every family, no matter how it is structures, is perfect. Families are much more diverse than the classical Mommy, Daddy, Child combination. There are LGBT couples, grandparents, single-moms & dads, non biological parents, uncles and aunts that take care of children and treat them with love and commitment.

Alleinerziehende Lena mit Tochter Ella / Single-mum Lena with her daughter Ella
Alleinerziehende Lena mit Tochter Ella / Single-mum Lena with her daughter Ella

Umso mehr Geld wir einnehmen, umso mehr Lesungen können wir organisieren, Übersetzungen in Auftrag geben und Werbung schalten. Ziel ist es, dass sich endlich ALLE Kinder, egal in welchem Familienmodell sie leben, in den Büchern, die sie lesen auch wiedererkennen können.

The more money we will raise, the more translations, readings and advertisement we can do to bring the idea of "Where Is Daddy?" to every child in the world that feels like something is wrong with them when they look at most children books.

Polyamoröses Vogelgespann mit Vogelkindern / Polyamorous bird family with bird kids
Polyamoröses Vogelgespann mit Vogelkindern / Polyamorous bird family with bird kids

Risks and challenges

Wir haben schon so viel geschafft. Die Hälfte des Buches ist geschrieben und illustriert. Und bis zum Ende der Kickstarter-Kampagne wird das komplette Buch fertig sein, damit wir direkt in den Druck gehen können. Es kann also nichts mehr schiefgehen.

As we are already half way through the book. All we need to do is continue with creating and let the money we raise pay all other costs we have to bring the idea of "Where Is Daddy" to as many people as possible.

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