THE team behind a series of healthy living and environmentally friendly pre-school children’s books are inviting funders to get involved in their creation.
Barry granddad Mark Dickenson and daughter Hannah Fitt have launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign and anyone who pledges to name a Jumumbly and/or suggests a story theme will get a book credit.
Funders can also suggest themes for future books which will see proceeds go to The Safe Foundation charity which was established by his daughter Lucy, Hannah’s twin sister, and run by Lucy until she died in an accident in Zambia in August 2012.
Lucy was involved in drafting the stories which addressed themes surrounding recycling, energy conservation, water conservation, foraging, wind power, food waste and over-eating and Hannah took on the job of illustrating the books.
The subjects, which also include deforestation, lack of exercise, growing your own food, are tackled using animals that are jumbled into a mixture of two with the first character Arnold Pant being an elephant and panda cross.
£4,500 is needed to print the first run of Arnold Pant, finish the second book and get the whole project rolling.
People who donate will also have the opportunity to name jumumblies – what should a part tiger, part elephant be called?
For details on the project and how to donate, follow on Twitter @jumumblies and search Jumumblies on Facebook.
To donate to the charity fundraising project visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1957457180/the-jumumblies-childrens-books