Mummy & Mumma Get Married

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WE REACHED OUR INITIAL TARGET OF $5000. But, STAY WITH US, as we have a little bit of time left in our Pozible campaign to continue to try and create more copies of this beautiful book - the first-ever book to be published in Australia with a same-sex family at heart.

You can still support us. Pledge to the campaign. Access great rewards. Get more books into school libraries - and your own home library.

A lot's happened in a few short weeks. We have a new PM for a start. The jury is out on whether or not he'll help Mummy & Mumma to get married, but we'll see.

And, in the life of our little project, here's what's happened:

We discovered something amazing - this will be the first children's picture book to be published in Australia with a same-sex family at the centre. We know we said that at the top of this page, but it bears repeating, doesn't it?!

Over 90 primary schools have been nominated by members of the public (that's you!) to receive free books.

Primary school teacher and former educational book editor, Karen Becker, donated her time to create a brilliant set of teacher's notes and activities to go with the book. These notes are great for families too, to help with ways to talk about the issues the book raises. All books will now automatically come with a set of these notes and activities. 

We've raised more than $5000 to contribute towards the cost of making the book (it won't cover our costs, but it's sure gonna help).

Over 150 amazing people have backed our project.

We've had some lovely publicity about the book, like this: and

*We will write to you and ask you to nominate your preferred school after you have pledged, rather than during the process.
*Overseas supporters can order single copies by selecting the $28 reward. International postage makes anything more than single copies too expensive to post unfortunately Rewards that do not involve books being posted overseas are, of course, also available to overseas supporters.

We're making a children's book called 'Mummy and Mumma Get Married'. In the story, a little girl, Phoebe, organises a surprise wedding for her mummies. 

'Mummy and Mumma Get Married' started life as our small contribution to the campaign for marriage equality. But then we had a better idea. What if we could crowdfund and donate copies of the book to primary school libraries, meaning that schools all over Australia could get this book for FREE. How fantastic would that be. This little book could suddenly make a big difference to kids' lives. 

Back to Phoebe for a second. Her story is sweet, simple and a little bit cheeky. It’s beautifully illustrated by Melbourne-based artist Cara King, playfully designed by award-winning children’s book designer Natalie Winter and published to exceptionally high professional standards by boutique publishing house, Captain Honey.

Here's a sneak peek at some of the spreads from the book that we are currently working on.

Nerdy Publisher Stuff

We love books. Beautiful books. If you are not quite so book-nerdy as us, you can look away now. Otherwise, here are the book specifications:

Binding: Hardcover
Dimensions: 250 x 220 mm
Page extent: 32 pages
Cover: 3mm board
Paper stock: 140 gsm wood free
Endpapers: 4-colour

These specifications ensure a high-quality and professionally-produced book that will look and feel just like a book you would buy at a bookstore.


The best bit about this campaign so far has been receiving the school nominations. At the end of the campaign, we are proud to have 115 schools nominated to receive free books. Okay, it's a little shy of 6,387 but it's a great start. From here, we keep on promoting the book and ensuring that it is available for all to enjoy. Go to to nominate a school or order a book for yourself.

Here is the final list of nominated schools.


Darlington Public School, Sydney
Normanhurst West Public School, Sydney
Manly Vale Public School, Sydney
North Sydney Demonstration School, Sydney
Dulwich Hill Public School, Sydney
Marrickville Public School, Sydney
Toongabbie Public School, Sydney
Hornsby Heights Public School, Sydney
Wilkins Public School, Sydney
Gymea North Public School, Sydney
Emus Plains Public School, Sydney
Alexandria Park Primary School, Sydney
Reddam House, Sydney
Clovelly Park Primary School, Sydney
Rozelle Public School, Sydney
Coledale Public School, Sydney
Middle Harbour Public School, Sydney
East Maitland Public School, Newcastle, NSW
Raymond Terrace Public School, Newcastle, NSW
Valentine Primary School, Newcastle, NSW
Bangalow Primary School, regional NSW
Kingscliff Public School, regional NSW
Beechcroft Public School, regional NSW
Harbord Public School, regional NSW
Goonengerry Primary School, regional NSW
Hamilton Public School, regional NSW
The Junction Public School, Merewether, NSW
Narellan Public School, regional NSW
Lennox Head Public School, regional NSW
Ourimbah Public School, regional NSW
Thirroul Public School, regional NSW
Bathurst Public School, regional NSW
Urangan Point Primary School, regional NSW
Bossley Park Public School, regional NSW
Mullumbimby Public School, regional NSW

St Kilda Primary School, Melbourne
Newport Gardens Primary School, Melbourne
Thornbury Primary School, Melbourne
Elwood Primary School, Melbourne
Altona Public School, Melbourne
Surrey Hills Primary School, Melbourne
Footscray West Primary School, Melbourne
Footscray Primary School, Melbourne
Derinya Primary School, Melbourne
Fitzroy North Primary School, Melbourne
Altona P-9 College, Melbourne
Altona West Kindergarten, Melbourne
Ascot Vale West Primary School, Melbourne
Preshil Junior School, Melbourne
Balwyn Primary School, Melbourne
St Leonard's College, Melbourne
Churchill Primary School, regional VIC
Streeton Primary School, regional VIC
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School, regional VIC
Surfside Primary School, regional VIC
Ocean Grove Primary School, regional VIC
Booral Integrated Child and Family Centre, regional VIC
Wallington Primary School, regional VIC
Carranballac P-9 College, regional VIC
Quarry Hill Primary School, regional VIC
Langwarrin Park Primary School, regional VIC
Fawkner Primary School, regional VIC

Swanbourne Primary School, Perth
Jolimont Primary School, Perth
North Kalgoorlie Primary School, regional WA
Pearsall Primary School, regional WA

Mansfield State School, Brisbane
Cairns West State School, Cairns
Edge Hill Primary School, Cairns
Shailer Park State School, regional QLD
Eleanora State School, regional QLD
Surfers Paradise State School, regional QLD
Agnes Water State School, regional QLD
Banana State School, regional QLD
Blue Water State School, regional QLD
Ascot State School, regional QLD

Forrest Primary School, ACT
East Adelaide Primary School, Adelaide
Glossop Primary School, South Australia

Cambridge Primary School, Tasmania
Blackman's Bay Primary School, Tasmania
Mt Stuart Primary School, Tasmania

Nightcliff Primary School, Darwin

Aberdeen Primary School, Hamilton
Pt Chev Primary School, Auckland

How The Funds Will Be Used

We are creating the content and paying to produce the book ourselves - that means we are paying for the illustrator and for an editor to work with us on the text. Between Natalie and I, we will design and promote the book.

We’ll use the money we raise from this campaign to manufacture the books and get them into as many school libraries as we can. You’ll help us with this if you choose the $15 reward for a signed copy of the book to be sent to the school library of your choice (or the $30 reward which includes this and a book for you too). 

The cost of manufacturing books varies a lot depending how many are printed. The more you print, the less it costs per copy. You'll see this logic reflected in our rewards breakdown, because we charge less per copy if you order more books. We hope to have thousands of copies to print as a result of this campaign. We've set an initial target of $5000, which will allow us to make a great start.

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A$5 +INVITE THE PM!Phoebe's not sure if the PM can make it or not, but let's send him as many invites to the wedding as possible - just to make sure he doesn't forget. For just $5 we will send an invitation to the PM on your behalf. Plus, a big shout out of thanks will go out to you on our Facebook page.
5 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2015
A$15 +SCHOOL LIBRARY REWARDChoose this reward and we will send an author-signed copy of the book to the primary school of your choice, to arrive in the school library for the start of the new school year in 2016. There's 6357 of these rewards available - one for every primary school in Australia. After you pledge, we will write and ask you for your nominated school. Wherever you are in the world, you can participate - if you don't have a school in mind, just give us a number between one and 6387 and we'll choose for you.
55 Chosen | 6302 AvailableEst. delivery is January 2016
A$20 +JUST GIMME THE BOOKSecure your copy of this beautiful book - a simple reward, but choose it and we will be eternally grateful. (Plus, a big shout out of thanks will go to you on our Facebook page.)
32 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is January 2016
A$28 +FOR OVERSEAS SUPPORTERSFor our friends and supporters in NZ, UK and anywhere else in the world, an author-signed copy of the book is on its way to you if you choose this reward. (Plus, a big shout out of thanks will go to you on our Facebook page.)
16 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is January 2016
A$30 +SCHOOL LIBRARY + YOUNominate your school library. That's their copy done, sorted and sent to the school. Thank you. The second copy is just for you (includes postage anywhere in Australia). (And a big shout out of thanks to you on our Facebook page).
60 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is January 2016
A$35 +3-BOOK DEALReceive 3 copies of the book (including postage). Keep one and give two away. Spread the equal love. (Plus, a big shout out of thanks will go to you on our Facebook page.)
25 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is January 2016
A$60 +5-BOOK DEALBooks get cheaper as we print more, and postage gets less if we send more, and that's how we can make this amazing offer of 5 books for just over the price of 2 if you were to buy them in a bookstore. (Plus, a big shout out of thanks will go to you on our Facebook page.)
6 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is January 2016
A$65 +BOOK + PRINTSecure your copy of the book, plus a mounted print (ready for framing) of an illustration of your choice from the book. This gorgeous print would make a lovely addition to a kids bedroom wall. Printed on art stock. Dimensions 8 x 10 inches. (Plus, a big shout out of thanks will go to you on our Facebook page.)
3 Chosen | 7 AvailableEst. delivery is January 2016
A$100 +YOUR DAUGHTER'S OWN BOOKWe will create two paperback copies of the book using your child's name for the main character. One copy to read and one for keeps - a great souvenir for when she's older. Imagine the fun when your little girl reads about how SHE plans her mummies' wedding. Note, you can order further copies from us in the future if needed, as we will hold the book with our print-on-demand printer. (Plus, a big shout out of thanks will go to you on our Facebook page.)
3 Chosen | 197 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2015
A$125 +APPEAR IN THE BOOK!Send us a photo of yourself, your kid or other nominated person (a pretty cool idea for a Christmas present) and we will create an illustration of you or them attending the wedding in the book, which will appear in in all printed copies. We'll also send you a copy of the book to show off to friends and family. (Plus, a big shout out of thanks will go to you on our Facebook page.)
5 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is January 2016
A$275 +All GoneBE THE GAY MALE COUPLEOnly one lucky couple can secure this reward, to feature in the book as Phoebe's Irish "uncles". We'll re-draw the illustration based on your photograph and even change the names to yours. And we'll throw in 3 free copies of the book. (Plus a big shout out of thanks goes to you on our Facebook page).
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is January 2016
A$350 +BOOK RETREAT IN BYRON BAYGot a book in you? Get it out on this 2-day publishing planning retreat in Byron Bay. Included in the retreat: 2 nights accommodation including breakfast, 2 days one-on-one training and coaching on self-publishing, written publishing plan and book costing. Usual price is $750. Find out more here:
1 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2015
A$1500 +SPONSORSHIP PACKAGEIf you – or your organisation – would like to support this book, we will print your logo on the cover and the title page and all publicity material created for the book. You will also receive 10 complimentary copies of the book. (Plus, a big shout out of thanks will go to you on our Facebook page.)
0 Chosen | 3 AvailableEst. delivery is January 2016