The Bum Drum Conundrum
Author: Melanie Proulx & Ashley Lanni
Malina LOVES to play with her friends, but she doesn't like the Bum Drum game.
The Bum Drum Conundrum teaches children about consent and that saying "no" is ok.
Category: Tiny Tree
Malina loves to play with her friends, but she doesn't like their new game — Bum Drum.
All the children play it, but it makes Malina feel uncomfortable. After telling her mum, Malina learns that saying "no" is OK and her friends understand how important it is to respect your friends and their feelings.
The Bum Drum Conundrum teaches children about the value of consent, and that saying "no" when you don't like something is ALWAYS ok.
About Melanie Proulx and Ashley Lanni
Melanie Proulx is an English literature graduate student. As one of her research interests include children’s literature, she became frustrated with the lack of feminist, inclusive, children’s literature available. She and her colleague Ashley thus decided to do something about it and begin writing stories of their own.
Ashley Lanni is a history graduate student. She has been writing creatively most of her life but never attempted to get her work published until now. Being a feminist and a member of the LGTB community, Ashley was also frustrated with the lack of feminist, inclusive, children’s literature and decided to collaborate with Melanie.
About Amelia Hart
Amelia Hart is an illustrator who enjoys experimenting with all kinds of mediums. Through her work, she loves to tell stories using elements of design and nature. Her soft colours bring a harmonious visual that creates a more serene and pleasing appeal to her illustrations. She is inspired by everyday life and succeeds to refect that in her work. She has set her life’s goal to continue to grow and evolve as an artist and looks forward for what is to come in her future illustration career.