Press: SameSame.com.au

SameSameWishful Wedding is featured on SameSame.com.au!  Matt Akersten writes “Girl imagines her dads marrying in ‘Wishful Wedding’ book”.

“A new children’s picture book called Wishful Wedding by Melbourne writer A.S. Chung and illustrator Paula Bossio delves into the topic of marriage equality for same gender families. Told through the eyes of a small child from a same-sex family, the book is aimed for children aged between 3 and 6.”

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Press: TQS Magazine

TQS Magazine

Wishful Wedding is featured on TQS Magazine UK! According to TQS Magazine, “This new LGBT children’s book will melt your heart”.

The magazine writes “So she has created Wishful Wedding a picture book about marriage equality for same gender families. Told through the eyes of a small child from a same-sex family, the book is aimed for children 3-6 years, aiming to highlight diverse and multicultural family units through beautiful illustrations.”

In 2010, Editor Jamie McHale a blog to talk about his favourite LGBT films, then continued on to talk about TV and music. As the blog grew, he gained some wonderful contributors and evolved into the more general pop culture webzine that we see today.

 

 

Press: Gay Times Magazine UK

LGBTQ children’s picture book by A.S. Chung is featured in the Modern Family section of this month’s issue of GT Magazine, UK!

Gay Times Magazine UK

GT Magazine CoverGT (Gay Times) is the original and best lifestyle magazine for gay and bisexual men. In each issue we bring you everything from interviews with your favourite celebs to quality photo shoots with some of the hottest men on the planet. You’ll also find hard-hitting comment and opinion – keeping you up-to-date and informed about more serious issues affecting our community. On top of this we cram in page-after-page of fashion, music, arts, film, travel, gadgets and much more besides. The digital edition packs an extra special punch – look out for our interactive front covers, exclusive photo galleries and behind-the-scenes videos that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you prefer to read GT on a smartphone, tablet or laptop you’ll never have to leave home without it. With so much going on it’s no surprise that GT is THE go to magazine for discerning gay and bisexual men the world over.

Press: Gay Star News

GayStarNews Press 25.06.15Wishful Wedding is featured on Gay Star News! Gay Star News titles the piece “Gorgeous picture book teaches kids about marriage equality”.

“As the US Supreme Court prepares to make a decision about equal marriage, Australian author Amy Chung is doing her bit to educate the younger generation about different family relationships.

‘Wishful Wedding’, a book for children aged between three and six years old, tells the tale of two dads who can’t get married because it’s illegal – viewed from the heart-warming perspective of their young daughter.”

Gay Star News is an international media source focused on events related to and concerning the global LGBTI community.

Wishful Wedding Review: by Reader’s Favorite

Readers' Favorite Five StarsWishful Wedding receives a 5 star review from Readers’ Favourite! Readers’ Favorite is owned and operated by authors for authors. Their staff and nearly all of our 500+ reviewers are authors who have come together to provide their fellow authors with a valuable set of resources to help them succeed.

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite.
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“Wishful Wedding: A Pocketful of Pride is a children’s picture story written by Amy Chung and illustrated by Paula Bossio. It’s the story of a little girl who is quite excited about her aunt’s wedding. She’s to be the flower girl, and she has a special dress and shoes to wear. Her Dad is getting a little panicky about all the preparations for the wedding, but Papa is more relaxed about the whole affair. After she and her aunt approach the altar, she goes back to sit with her two fathers. They’re happy for the bride and groom, but she can see that they’re also feeling sad inside and wish they could be up there at the altar getting married themselves. She realizes that some people are frightened about her dads getting married, but she can’t figure out why. She just keeps on hoping that, one day, she’ll get to see them make their vows.

Reading Amy Chung’s children’s picture book, Wishful Wedding: A Pocketful of Pride, on the historic day that the Supreme Court made its decision to uphold marriage equality across the United States made a compelling tale even more poignant, I loved how Chung’s story made clear just how much the lives of the children of same-sex couples have been impacted by the fact that their parents can’t get married like other kids’ parents. She contrasts the feelings of joy and fulfillment experienced by couples who were allowed to get married with the feelings of those who were denied that right, and she explains the situation in a way that can be comprehended and, to a point, understood by young children. Paula Bossio’s illustrations are marvelous! Her fanciful line drawings and pastel colors are beautiful accompaniments to the plot, and her style is whimsical and inspired. As I was finishing the story, I began to visualize Papa and Dad finally getting to exchange their vows with their beaming daughter as their flower girl. Wishful Wedding: A Pocketful of Pride is most highly recommended.”

Wishful Wedding – AVAILABLE NOW!

Wishful Wedding by A.S. ChungPigeonhole Books is pleased to announce that its second book Wishful Wedding is now available! We are proud to present our first LGBTQ children’s picture book and contribute to much needed diverse books. Wishful Wedding is suitable for children ages 3-6 years and delves into the topic of same gender families and marriage equality.

SYNOPSIS OF THE BOOK:
Papa’s sister is getting married today! Daddy and I get ready, a flower girl I am. We witness in delight and giggle with glee but deep down in our hearts, we’re sad you see? When will my fathers be able to wed? I can only hope for change, in the future ahead.

Here are some of the sites you would be able to obtain a copy from. We shall update this list constantly as the book surfaces across the different websites.

HARD COVER

Alibris      Amazon      Books A Million     Barnes & Noble     Book Falcon

Book Depository     Book Manager     Booktopia     Fishpond

PAPERBACK

Alibris     Amazon     Barnes & Noble     Books A Million      Book Manager     Booktopia

Fishpond     Kent Bookstore    superbookshop

EBOOK

Amazon     Barnes & Noble     bol.com     booklikes    bokus.com     Collins Booksellers

Hugendubel     Infibeam      eBookmall     Feedbooks     Kobo     Rakuten

Wishful Wedding – Book Cover Reveal!

Wishful Wedding by A.S. ChungPigeonhole Books is pleased to announce that Wishful Wedding is well on target to being released mid-2015 and we are absolutely delighted to share our book cover for a taste of things to come!

This children’s picture book will be the first story from our next series, A Pocketful of Pride. This series within the Pigeonhole Books collection features stories about children from families with same-sex parents.

Synopsis of Wishful Wedding:
Papa’s sister is getting married today! Daddy helps me with my flower girl bouquet. We witness in delight and giggle with glee but deep down in our hearts, we’re sad you see? When will my fathers be able to wed? I can only hope for change, in the future ahead.

With Ireland becoming the first country to legalise gay marriage by popular vote, it only highlights a social revolution much needed in society today. The United of States of America have yet to pass Federal Law in the Supreme Court whilst in Australia it remains a contentious issue and the only English speaking nation not to follow suit.

This book aims at bringing awareness to children about marriage inequality in a gentle manner. We hope for nothing more than people who love each other to have the legal right to declare their lifelong commitment to each other.

Wishful Wedding – Book Announcement – Mid 2015!!

We are excited to announce that our next book, Wishful Wedding, will be available mid 2015! Working with illustrator Paula Bossio once again, here is a sneak peek of the first draft of book.

Wishful Wedding by A.S. Chung

This children’s picture book will be the first story from our next series, A Pocketful of Pride. This series within the Pigeonhole Books collection features stories about children from families with same-sex parents.

Here is a synopsis of Wishful Wedding:
Papa’s sister is getting married today! Daddy helps me with my flower girl bouquet. We witness in delight and giggle with glee but deep down in our hearts, we’re sad you see? When will my fathers be able to wed? I can only hope for change, in the future ahead.

This book aims at bringing awareness to children about marriage inequality in a gentle manner. We hope for nothing more than people who love each other to have the legal right to declare their lifelong commitment to each other.

Welcome to Pigeonhole Books

THE BOOKS A Brand New Day by A.S. Chung

A.S. Chung creates children’s picture books for blended, divorced, multicultural and same-sex families. It is a gentle resource that aims to deal with life’s challenges through beautiful illustrations and loving words.

A Brand New Day – A Banana Split Story is an Award Winning book about divorce is now available in eBook, paperback and hard cover formats. It may be found in most major online bookstores. Click here to view some of the online stores.

Wishful Wedding by A.S. ChungWishful Wedding – A Pocketful of Pride is now available! Our first LGBTQ children’s picture book about same gender families and marriage equality. Click here to view some of the online stores.

THE BLOG
Pigeonhole Books also features a blog about all things children’s books/reading/writing, children’s authors, illustrators and wonderful bloggers who blog about parenting in diverse family units. It also delves into the big bad world of self-publishing, posts reviews and author/writer Q&A’s.