The Anti-Princess Club: Writer mum creates girls’ book series minus the princesses
JANE HANSEN LISA MAYOH, THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, FEBRUARY 22, 2015
WHEN Samantha Turnbull went looking for inspiring books for her little girl Liberty she found nothing but princesses and fairies.
Shocked at what she described as the “princessification” of everything and anything aimed at young girls right down to the newborn level, she decided to do something about it.
The result is The Anti-Princess Club, a new book that has old-school princess stereotypes firmly in its sights.
“I went to the department store to buy some books for my daughter when she was only a few months old and there was not a single book that didn’t have a princess or a fairy,” she said.
“I wanted to show her that there was more than one way to being a girl.”