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Butterfly BooksBy Butterfly Books
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Butterfly BooksBy Butterfly Books
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£3,336
pledged of £7,000pledged of £7,000 goal
73
backers
20days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, December 31 2018 12:38 PM UTC +00:00.

About

According to the UK Commission for Employment & Skills, 43% of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) vacancies are hard to fill. Professions in STEM are suffering a skills gap crisis. Apart from common misconceptions about what these professions entail these industries are missing out on nearly 50 % of the population (women). 

The butterfly is a symbol of transformation and social enterprise, Butterfly Books hopes to transform the way in which youngsters perceive various careers. We create colourfully illustrated rhyming picture books based on various professions. Our current titles are: 

  • My Mummy is an Engineer (ISBN-13: 978-0993276903)
  •  My Mummy is a Plumber (ISBN-13: 978-0993276927)
  • My Mummy is a Scientist (ISBN-13: 978-0993276941)
  • My Mummy is a Farmer (ISBN-13: 978-0993276965)

By raising awareness of careers from a young age our aim is to address unconscious bias about gender and what professions entail in order to help to close industry skills gaps in the future. 

Aimed at children aged between 3 and 7 the books can be used to cover areas of school curriculums worldwide and are also a fun way for parents to explain to their children what they do at work. 

The company was founded by brother and sister duo Kerrine Bryan and Jason Bryan. Parents to young daughters, they are passionate about the product in the hope that their unique books will educate and inspire the next generation.

Kerrine is an award-winning engineer and the idea behind the books stems from her unconventional route into a male dominated profession that she originally knew nothing about. A profession that she has thoroughly enjoyed and would hate for others to miss out on just because they don't really know what it involves, and a profession where she is a minority in more than one way. 

Working with industry specialists ensures technically correct content and covers themes that are of concern in each industry. Our illustrator is budding artist Marissa Peguinho, who also thoroughly researches the professions before creating her illustrations. 

By pledging, as well as receiving your reward, you will help us to cover the publishing and marketing costs for our next book 'My Mummy is a Soldier'. This will help us to get our books, message and cause out to as many people as possible.

Risks and challenges

As with any project we expect there to be challenges along the way. Having already published 4 books we believe that we are well prepared for any challenges that may arise.
However should anything occur that causes delays or changes to our production plan / publication date, these will be communicated to any backers as soon as we are aware.

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