Good friends make our lives so much better - in the same way loving, accepting grandparents make a child's life better!
Anyway, take plenty of time looking at the illustrations so your little one can discover how Julian helps Marisol with imagination and sharing. Maybe ask if your kiddo remembers helping a friend with a problem and how she did it - you might be surprised at the depth of your child's empathy and creativity!
Love studied printmaking at the University of California and theatre at Julliard. After working as an actor in New York for ten years, she made a pivot and created Julián is a Mermaid which received numerous awards including the 2109 Stonewall Book Award.
Julia Eccleshare, the chair of the Klaus Flugge Prize judges' panel, said they were unanimous in voting for the book: “Julian Is a Mermaid reminds us that picture books can make us understand the world differently and better; that they are for everyone. It is a groundbreaking book."
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