After three years of blogging about inclusive children’s books, today is a very special day for me. It is the publication day of my debut picture book, I am NOT a Prince, illustrated by Beatrix Hatcher, published by Hachette. It is an uplifting twisted fairy tale that challenges gender stereotypes and encourages children to be proud to be themselves.
On a misty lagoon in a fairy tale land, young frogs wait patiently to be turned into magical princes. But one little frog is different . . . Hopp definitely does NOT want to be a prince! Here is a sneak peek at the first spread.
When Hopp sets out on a journey to find their true self, everyone assumes the little frog is destined to be a prince . . . how could such a strong, brave, and kind frog be anything else? But all it takes is one understanding new friend to help Hopp undergo a magical transformation that causes a positive change to ripple all across the lagoon!
If you want to find out more, you can come along to our launch party tonight, 20th January at 8pm. There will be a book reading, Q&A with me and Beatrix and also some competitions to win signed copies of the book! You can register here.
I am NOT is a Prince is available now from all good bookshops!