Not Every Princess
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
Who do you want to be: a princess? Pirate? Teacher or scientist?
And where would you like to play: a castle? Pirate ship? Library or spacelab?
It's your decision to make, so think away. Your imagination and thoughts can create pictures and scenes, the most beautiful, amazing, picturesque dreams!
Also included is a Note to Parents and Caregivers filled with useful advice and strategies to help children imagine, play, and ultimately envision and inspire themselves beyond the limited roles and expectations that gender stereotypes create.
Jeffrey Bone, PsyD, and Lisa Bone, PhD, are psychologists in private practice in Orange County, California. Jeffrey graduated from Kenyon College and the California School of Professional Psychology. Lisa graduated from the University of Alabama and the California School of Professional Psychology.
They are parents to two girls, who have inspired them to create poetry and whimsical stories for their nightly entertainment. Their children are cute, but ferocious, and the authors do not dare to hold back silly words or ideas that make them laugh.
The thrust and charm of the poem is sweetly powerful, perfectly expressed and complemented by the swirling, stunning illustrations by Valeria Docampo. Not Every Princess is a children's title that constitutes required reading for all children (and their parents).
—Midwest Book Review
The authors keep their messaging to a minimum; coupled with the emotion and humor in Docampo's artwork, it goes a long way to helping the book feel like a book and not just a resource.