an Early Childhood Educator writes about why this work is valuable
9 months ago
– Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 06:06:42 PM
We got a really nice surprise yesterday from a total stranger: an Early Childhood Educator and Montessori teacher in Vancouver wrote an entire blog post about why, from a child-development perspective, she and her school value the books we make at Flamingo Rampant.
Check out her lovely article here: https://www.diamondmontessori.com/blog/2018/12/16/diamond-favourites-flamingo-rampant
(also, friends, we're 12 days away and still need 350 more backers to pre-order a set of books to make this happen. Making great progress but we're not there yet! This is a GREAT article to email your parent and teacher friends about why they should back this project by December 30th, 2018...)
Preview of coming attractions!
9 months ago
– Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 11:21:43 AM
Check out this video of Flamingo Rampant author Kit Yan talking about their new book, Casey At The Ball! Casey, a trans boy, is so excited to turn in his girls softball uniform and play soccer on the boys team! He practices and practices, but on game day it turns out he's not a great soccer player... and that's not a big deal at all. His family loves and affirms him, and reassures him that he doesn't have to worry about being good at "boy things," or proving anything (and then they all go for ice cream).
Are you going to LOVE having this book in the world? Take a minute and tell a friend how much it will mean to kids of all genders to know that trying hard and having fun is WAY more important than being perfect. If every current backer finds us just one new backer to pre-order a set of books, this Kickstarter would be funded TODAY! Can you help?
holiday giving? Enjoy this holiday gift card/colouring page!
9 months ago
– Mon, Dec 17, 2018 at 01:18:30 PM
For our friends who are giving the lovely new season of Flamingo Rampant books as a gift - holiday, birthday, or its-Tuesday-and-I-love-you - we've made you a gift card you can download, print out and give (maybe along with some crayons?) to let someone know that their gift is sprouting now and that when it blooms we will send it on the way. Just click the image and it will download!
(and if this has you thinking, "hey! I could have ordered an extra set to give as a gift!" you can always adjust your pledge to get as many sets at you like...)
9 months ago
– Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 11:43:08 AM
Welcome to Flamingo Rampant! Maybe you've been with us since the beginning, maybe you're a new backer, but either way THANK YOU for joining our brave little boat in the world of children's literature. We're super glad to have you.
The books we have planned are so brilliant and beautiful, and we're already getting amazing notes and ideas back from all quarters! These range from a tremendous first draft of a Power Poem from Andrea Gibson to news from Ryka Aoki that a senior editor at the Planetary Society (home of Bill Nye's blog!) will be working with her to be sure all interstellar facts are 100% accurate.
Today is #Tell2Tuesday! In order to make these books, we need to reach our Kickstarter goal by Dec 31st at 8am. We are 33% of the way there, which is great, but WE NEED YOUR HELP to make these books. Can you think of two friends - parent-friends, especially - who might not know about this Kickstarter but should? Parents committed to equity? Can you send an email or text and tell them about us today? Just cut-and-paste if you want:
>> Hey, do you know about Flamingo Rampant already? They're an amazing picture book publisher. Really cute, really fun books that also have a strong equity/justice focus for 4-8 year olds. Anyway, they're doing their Kickstarter for the new season and I pre-ordered books and I thought you might want to as well. Here's the link: http://kck.st/2rhLFmt <<
Thanks so much for all your support - we appreciate it so much! The other Flamingos and I can't wait to show you what we're making!