Fairytale Fraud stories get kids talking
Fairytale Fraud stories get kids talking



Build mental well-being in schools and homes, while raising funds!

An easy, no fuss, fundraiser with ready to use promotional material and well-loved content.


The Fairytale Fraud series is a well-written collection of fairytale retellings that get kids talking about important life topics.  

Each Fairytale Fraud book is themed around a well-being (hauora) concept e.g. gratitude, managing conflict, coping with change. Each comes with classroom resources, so schools can choose to reinforce the well-being themes alongside the fundraiser.  

'Collaboration between teachers, parents, students and the wider community is key to developing a mentally healthy school.'

- Mentally Healthy Schools Guidelines.

Recipe for Disaster
Recipe for Disaster

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Trip Trap Trouble
Trip Trap Trouble

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Dressed in the Best!
Dressed in the Best!

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Recipe for Disaster
Recipe for Disaster

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"This book is a joy to read, with cute, appealing illustrations and a rhyme scheme that's incredibly catchy and well-written." 

     - Amazon.com; 

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"As an educator, I really enjoyed the witty, playful and lyrical writing and illustrations...and prompts so students can delve deeper into the themes. Refreshing."

- Amazon.com, Breaking News! - 

"Kids and adults alike will find this book inspiring, absorbing and, most importantly, fun!"

- Amazon.com, Jack's Giant Problem - 

Schools and NGO's get exclusive access to the Fairytale Fraud books at a heavily discounted rate, enabling them to set their own price, on-sell the books, and retain the profits themselves.

With resources already created to promote the fundraiser and collect orders, the fundraiser is simple to implement and low stress for organisers.

Example - NZ dollars

Unit Cost per Book:              $10

RRP                                    $20

School Sale price*:              $15

School Sales:                      100 books sold

Total Fundraising:                $500

* Schools can set their own prices. If they priced to the RRP the profit would be $1000 for100 books.

"What a wonderful clever way to teach lessons! This is an adorable book with beautiful artwork. I wish this had been around when my children were little! I will be back for more!"

- Amazon.com, Sibling Wars - 


A Fairytale Fraud Fundraiser gets great books into kid's hands while raising money! It ticks so many boxes!

  • Fun - the series is super fun. Kids love it and activity ideas abound! 

  • Community building - get a great buzz going about well-being in your school community. 

  • Funding - generates a good level of funding with minimal effort. 

  • Autonomy - you set your own price and roll it out your way. 

  • Delivers - helps meet the Guidelines for Mentally Healthy Schools.

Author Katie Pye is less concerned about profiting from her investment and more concerned about getting the material out there. With three kids of her own, and passionate about families, she wants kids and schools to thrive. 

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"With well done rhyme and silly illustrations, this story is sure to be a favorite!"

- Amazon.com,

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"My son was completely engrossed in this story and even loved answering the questions at the end with me." 

     - Amazon.com; 

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What if the whole school were growing in gratitude at the same time?

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Trip Trap Trouble teaches a fun and memorable message about appreciating what you have.


The Three Billy Goats Gruff retelling encourages mindfulness and lends itself to a host of school-wide activities and competitions, encouraging kids to grow and show gratitude.

Teachers can use our classroom guides and certificates for expressing gratitude to easily make the most of the story and the school may wish to run the suggested competitions. 

"As a teacher, I find it to be a great classroom literature resource for various ages studying poetry, fairytales and folklore, learning to write alternate endings and exploring underlying themes, such as gratitude." 

     - Amazon.com;

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Since launching in early 2020, the Fairytale Fraud stories have been downloaded over 10,000 times on Amazon with over 200 glowing reviews (95% 5-star) from parents, teachers and practitioners. 

Alongside each Fairytale Fraud story, there are additional resources to keep kids interested in the well-being conversation. These resources are included in the back of the books and on the website. Katie has also created classroom guides for each book, for class use. 

As a mum of three, Katie is driven to help kids access mental well-being messages in meaningful and memorable ways. She has invested over three years and significant money creating Fairytale Fraud materials and is now progressively launching them, keen to see them reach her enthusiastic fans! 

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See our range of Fairytale Fraud stories by clicking here