The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks
By Amy Kean (author) and J Milton (illustrator)
A fairy tale of everyday bravery and beautifully illustrated feminist handbook for the modern day
Publication date: November 2018
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This is the story of a brave young girl, Elodie-Rose, who one day decides to change the world and keep all her fucks in her basket.
Waaaaaaait a minute. You’re confused. What are fucks, you ask? It’s quite simple, really. Fucks are her self-esteem; all her happy, sad and wonderful thoughts that sit in her basket. That sit in every girl’s basket! And every girl must give these fucks away every time someone asks.
One day Elodie-Rose decides to break rank and find out what happens if those fucks stay where they are…
“Hello to you, hello from me!
We’ve just one life, not two or three…
have you ever wondered what would be
if you took your fucks and set them free?
Would your head explode? Nose disappear?
Would weeds start growing behind your ears?
I wonder what everybody would say
if you showed how brave you are, one day.
If you grew so tall, everybody saw
that you are destined for much, much more.
When your heart is heavy and your story sucks
be the little girl who gave zero fucks.”
The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks will be a lovingly produced, full colour hardback book of 60 pages with colour printed endpapers and bookmark ribbon. It's a sing-songy love song to life, illustrated in the style of a ‘dystopian Millie Molly Mandy’ and made to be remembered. The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks should sit on your bedside table and be read every morning and every night and in the middle of the day, too. We're living in very strange times, and this book provides a welcome antidote to all the hate and resistance to positive change.
10% of the author's proceeds from the book will be donated to the charity Writing Through: an organisation that helps to build confidence in children and women through teaching of creative writing. Based in Cambodia and Singapore, Writing Through runs workshops and training courses in poetry, short story writing and presentation skills to boost self-esteem in those individuals who need to work hard to get their voice heard.
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Hey, I noticed further down in the schools pledge there will be a clean version. Can you fund for this on its own? I have 4 year old girl.
Al! I'm sorry for the delay in getting back to you - I think I've found a way to get this done. I just need to update the pledges with a 'clean' option. Will reply to this question again when that's done! :-)
Hi Amy! I pledged for a copy of the book, but I'm buying it as a gift... is there any way to change the name that will be printed in the book from mine to another name? Would mean a lot more to her if you could!
Hi Charlie, You can indeed change the name in the book. Please see this help article for details on how to do this: http://help.unbound.com/unbound-for-readers/managing-your-subscriptions/changing-the-supporter-name-thats-printed-in-a-book. Best wishes, Caitlin - Community Manager
Hi! Can you confirm the name of the protagonist? In the description she is "Elodie-Rose" but looking at the pictures of the book she seems to be called "Cecily-Rose". I'm asking as the friend I want to buy it for is called Elodie!
It's Elodie-Rose!!!!!! Good spot! The images used here are old ones. I'm so glad you're buying it for someone called Elodie! I love that name xx
Now the book is funded, do you expect deliveries to be ready for Christmas?
Hello! No I'm afraid not as the book needs to go through a final edit, design and production via a traditional publisher. However I can send you a special Christmas card that you can gift as a promise for when the books get printed? They're A5, shiny cover, have a poem in the inside. Email me at email@example.com and i'll get it sorted. x
Is there any way to still order (esp a digital version as I'm over the Pond, in the US) a copy? All the best, Larry
Hi Laurence! Well, you can pre-order the little beauty now - Amazon might be easiest and it looks like there's a Kindle edition. I'd still recommend the hard copy though because it's a lovely little thing to keep and flick through :-) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Girl-Gave-Zero-Fucks/dp/1783526459
Not a massive deal, but I just got my copy and while the delivery note confirms it should be a signed one,it isn't :(
Hi Alison, Sorry about this! The signature should be on the inside cover, but it might be that the warehouse made a mistake with your copy. Please can you email us via firstname.lastname@example.org so we can sort this out for you? Thanks! Unbound Support