Who do you want to be: a princess? Pirate? Teacher or scientist?

And where would you like to play: a castle? Pirate ship? Library or spacelab?

It's your decision to make, so think away. Your imagination and thoughts can create pictures and scenes, the most beautiful, amazing, picturesque dreams!

Also included is a Note to Parents and Caregivers filled with useful advice and strategies to help children imagine, play, and ultimately envision and inspire themselves beyond the limited roles and expectations that gender stereotypes create.

About the Authors

Jeffrey Bone, PsyD, and Lisa Bone, PhD, are psychologists in private practice in Orange County, California. Jeffrey graduated from Kenyon College and the California School of Professional Psychology. Lisa graduated from the University of Alabama and the California School of Professional Psychology.

They are parents to two girls, who have inspired them to create poetry and whimsical stories for their nightly entertainment. Their children are cute, but ferocious, and the authors do not dare to hold back silly words or ideas that make them laugh.

About the Illustrator
Valeria Docampo's inspiration for her art is rooted in everyday life: the eyes of a dog, the shape of a tree, the sound of rainfall, and the aromas of breakfast. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she studied graphic design and visual communication at the University of Buenos Aires. She has illustrated several books for children, notably Pequenos y Gigantes, Celebra Kwanzaa con Botitas y sus gatitos, La soupe à la tortue, and Phileas's Fortune, a Magination Press book.
Reviews & Awards
  • Top Ten Title, ALA Rainbow List

This is another example of the excellent and instructive books published by the American Psychological Association.
—Spirituality and Practice

Not Every Princess has a strong positive message about using one's imagination to awaken one's full potential, and is highly recommended.
—Midwest Book Review

The thrust and charm of the poem is sweetly powerful, perfectly expressed and complemented by the swirling, stunning illustrations by Valeria Docampo. Not Every Princess is a children's title that constitutes required reading for all children (and their parents).
—Midwest Book Review

The authors keep their messaging to a minimum; coupled with the emotion and humor in Docampo's artwork, it goes a long way to helping the book feel like a book and not just a resource.
—Publisher's Weekly