Thursday, February 27, 2014
Today’s post is a personal request in support of my daughter’s new children’s book project aimed at addressing anti-fat bullying.
Launched on Feb 26, World Anti-Bullying day, this Indigogo campaign is aiming to raise money to self-publish, “Pom Pom – A Flightless Bully Tale“, the story of a little slightly rotund penguin, Pomeroy Paulus Jr III, whose friends and family call “Pom Pom”.
But Pomeroy hates his nickname and would prefer to be called by his real name. And, like any boy his age he’s busy trying to impress ‘the birds’, particularly one bird: Pia. This is why Pomeroy dreams of owning a pair of orange swim trunks; the ones that Pete, Pucker and Piper own. The same ones Pia said she loved. There’s just one little hiccup. The antAmart doesn’t carry his size.
Your support can help this story get published so that readers will learn how mom helps Pomeroy get his orange swim trunks, see that Macaroni penguins are not made of mac’n'cheese, and watch Pia save the day when she puts bullies in their place.
Here is how Linnie puts it:
FOUR GREAT REASONS TO SUPPORT OUR PUBLISHING DREAM
(because four are better than three)
♥ You’ll help us stand up against bullies and lend your voice to someone so big that his voice has become small: Fat jokes are not funny and they hurt!
♥ You’ll allow us to produce (illustrate, edit, scan, post produce, book design & print in Canada) every part of Pom Pom - A Flightless Bully Tale
♥ You’ll own a copy of the book you helped us publish (and maybe even your own custom arctic character)
♥ You’ll help fund Rebecca’s 2nd year of Art School. By paying Rebecca (21) real market value for her art work we were able to fund her first year of Art School with “Our Canadian Love Story” (Linnie’s 1st book) without her having to bag groceries. How cool is that?
To join Linnie’s campaign and reserve your own personal copy(s) of “Pom Pom – A Flightless Bully Tale” (and perhaps even your own arctic character) CLLICK HERE!
Your support is much appreciated.