The making of Mimi Make-Believe

Last week I had my faith restored in the book industry by Mimi Make-Believe by Claire Freedman and Gemma Raynor. I was intrigued by Mimi's story and asked them if they would drop me a few lines to explain how such a positive female character had come about. They are both clearly passionate about their... Continue Reading →

More Fab Female animal characters

The quest to highlight positive female animal characters in picture books continues. I have received brilliant suggestions through twitter and comments on my previous posts, thank you so much to everyone who is joining in the hunt. Between us, we have sourced some fabulous female crocodiles. But I am still yet to track down that... Continue Reading →

Female animal characters in picture books

It has been a couple of weeks since I posted about the lack of female animal main characters in children's picture books. Since then, I have been pondering the impact that gap might have on children. I'm beginning to think that portraying an overwhelming majority of animal main characters as male is more damaging than... Continue Reading →

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