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Carolyn Robertson 

Sparklypoo Director and Author

Carolyn began Sparklypoo in 2014 as a publishing platform to create  books for LGBT adoptive families when she discovered a lack of engaging reads within the childrens book market 

"... most of the books we bought were poorly produced, text heavy stories that hammered home issues about having two Mums or Dads and adoption in an earnest or boring way. 

I wanted to create books that were full of colour, fun and humour that would sit alongside all the other books our children enjoyed. Most of all I wanted affirming books that all children could appreciate because the topic of having Two Mums or Dads was simply incidental to the story. 

Books involving same sex families shouldn't be niche or specialist, my aim is to get books reflecting different types of families into the mainstream, to normalise our types of families..."