‘Julian is a Mermaid,’ by Jessica Love.

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One day, when Julian is on the way home with his Nana, he spots what looks like the most beautiful mermaids.  Their long flowing hair and shimmering tails spark something inside Julian.

When he gets home, Julian styles his hair, make-up and clothing to transform himself into one of those dazzling creatures. But what will Nana think when she sees him after her bath?

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The soft-edged illustrations add a beautiful dreamlike quality to this empowering story about self-confidence and diversity.  On top of being a completely gorgeous story, this book would lend itself perfectly to opening up discussions about gender stereotypes, diversity and families with children of all ages.

In today’s diverse and ever-changing society, it’s more important than ever to nurture acceptance and self-confidence in our children.

A very special book.

Library Girl.

*Many thanks to Walker Books for sending me this title to review*

 

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