Two mothers launch book with a mission

Bangalow couple Natalie Winter and Roz Hopkins with 12-month-old Dexie

Bangalow couple Natalie Winter and Roz Hopkins with 12-month-old Dexie

Marriage equality. It’s the topic of the moment.

Inspired by progress in the rest of the world, and galvanised by the lack of it in Australia, publisher Roz Hopkins and designer Natalie Winter wrote Mummy and Mumma Get Married, a story about a little girl who plans a big surprise wedding for her mummies.

Hopkins and Winter, who are joint owners of Byron Bay independent publishing company Captain Honey, life partners and mums, joined forces with Melbourne-based illustrator Cara King to create the picture book.

They had the ambitious idea of getting the book into every primary school in Australia, and with this in mind launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the initial print run. The campaign was a big success, and they exceeded their target by $2,500. ‘This significant book fills a critical gap in children’s publishing, providing the only known picture book in Australia to specially address same-sex families,’ they say.

The book is accompanied by teacher’s notes and ­activities prepared by ­primary school teacher and former Pearson book editor, Karen Becker. See more at

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