NOT JUST A PRINCESS - Empowering books for young readers
An animated series of career princesses to empower young girls to follow their dreams and be whatever they want to be!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, April 29 2019 3:34 PM UTC +00:00.
Empowering characters in non-traditional occupations and diverse cultural backgrounds will inspire daughters, granddaughters, nieces, and young friends to be anything they want to be!
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Our book series offers young girls the opportunity to see themselves represented in other non-traditional roles from the earliest possible age.
Princesses don't have to wait for someone to come and save them. Our heroic, female protagonists all have careers like pilots, engineers, vets, mechanics, divers and more!
Non-traditional female careers have been purposely adopted to break the typical gender role we so often see in books, movies, and media.
Endearing animal sidekicks are included with each protagonist in full colorful animations that will keep your child entertained throughout the entire book.
In each book, our inspirational character, Princess Jade, who is also a pilot, flies around Wonderville with her sidekick, Mr. Monkey, helping other career-minded Princesses solve problems.
The whole idea of Princesses waiting for someone to come and save them (usually a handsome Prince) is something that is so prevalent in stories and fairytales.
We want children to know that they are capable, strong and powerful - and that they don't have to wait around for someone else to save them.
This is the first 6 books in a 12 series set. We want to get this series into the hands of as many children as possible and show publishing houses that this style of book and topic is of high interest to parents and children worldwide.
We also hope to create a spin-out series for each of the Princess characters in the near future.
Designed to keep even the youngest readers interested. We build excitement on each and every page to keep our readers turning the page and following the story as it unfolds.
JADE AND BECCA, THE PRINCESS MECHANIC
Jade visits mechanic, Princess Becca, as they work together to help a group of tourists that are stalled at a safari. Will she be able to fix their Jeep and save them from wild rhinos?
JADE AND MARIA, THE PRINCESS INVENTOR
Jade and her sidekick monkey help Princess Maria, an inventor, attempt to save some children stranded at the beach. Will her high-tech inventions be able to find them?
So far, we have 14 culturally diverse Princesses, each with their own unique strengths:
Click here to learn more about our princesses. We hope you will support our first 6 book series so that we may continue empowering little girls worldwide with more stories like these.
Designed for little hands. Each book is 18cm x 18cm which allows for a beautiful illustration on one page with a text box on the other side containing large font so that you can read along with your child or they can read aloud themselves.
They are each bound by a hardcover with 32 soft, thick 0.2mm pages on the inside, sturdy enough for little fingers.
Each set of 6 books are encased in a beautiful and convenient storage box that will keep them together and shielded.
You get 6 hardcover books (18cm x 18cm)
- Jade and the Princess Vet
- Jade and the Princess Inventor
- Jade and the Princess Mechanic
- Jade and the Princess Detective
- Jade and the Princess Photographer
- Jade and the Princess Firefighter
Plus a keepsake box!
Give your children the gift of inspiration as they read about smart, curious, creative female role models in the Not Just a Princess book series.
Share this project with all your friends and family to help us reach €25k funding. As a thank you, you will receive a Kickstarter exclusive, limited edition coloring book (in both digital and print) with your selected reward. See the characters come to life and give your child the full "Not Just a Princess" experience!
Share this project with all your friends and family to help us reach €35k funding. As a thank you, you will receive a Kickstarter exclusive set of Not Just A Princess Postcards with your selected reward.
Share this project with all your friends and family to help us reach €50k funding. As a thank you, you will receive a Kickstarter exclusive set of Not Just A Princess stickers with your selected reward.
Share this project with all your friends and family to help us reach €100k funding. As a thank you, you will receive a Kickstarter exclusive Not Just A Princess clothing patch with your selected reward, to place on your favorite piece or even on your school backpack!
Hi, I'm Gavin Leonard from Dublin, Ireland. The name for this project came while insisting that my little girl, Jade, was “Not Just a Princess” despite our family and friends telling me that she could be a model, or a ballerina, or that she was going to break hearts! But no one ever said she was going to win a Nobel Prize, or invent something amazing, or that she could become President.
I’m not necessarily against the Princess genre, I do think that the stereotype we are unknowingly projecting onto young girls could be very damaging. There might not be hard evidence to back this feeling, but whoever she wants to be, I want my little girl to know I’ve got her back!
This is why I’ve decided to spend more time showing my princess the way she should treat other people, how she should expect to be treated, and that her life can truly be anything she wants it to be. I want to teach her that there is no barrier she can’t break down and that she should never put up barriers in front of herself. If you want to empower your little princess or prince, please support us today!
What do experts say about our book series?
Here is clinical psychotherapist Joanna Fortune talking to the team at Ireland :am about whether the "Princess Culture" is damaging to our young girls... and boys.
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This project was created in partnership with Funded Today.
Risks and challenges
After a year of working hard on our books, we now need your help to make it across the finish line. We will do absolutely EVERYTHING as promised to get there, however, our project has a number of risks that include:
1) Insufficient capital due to unknown expenses
To mitigate this item, we are personally committing to infusing an additional €5,000 into our campaign from savings, should the project ever require it.
2) Manufacturing delays
We have been speaking to a number of publishers and printing companies. Our target is to get 1000 sets made. At this level, our partners are confident that they can print/publish and ship well within the time frame.
We have spent years coming up with each Princess, their story... not to mention the THOUSANDS spent on illustrations! So, we hope that you will join us on this journey! Thank you for your support!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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