The popular children’s book author-illustrator who brought you Am I Yours? and Penguin’s Hidden Talent is back with a delightfully odd yet moving story of nurturing friendship and bravery. Fans of Alex Latimer’s endearing tales and equally heartwarming illustrations won’t want to miss Lula and the Sea Monster.
Lula loves living by the beach, searching for washed-up treasures on the sand, and watching animals in the rock pools. But soon, her family must leave their home to make way for a new highway. Counting down the days to her move, Lula walks along the beach to find keepsakes while she still can and discovers something much more valuable than a souvenir. Lula makes friends with a small sea monster that she names Bean. Each day Lula returns to the beach to feed him. And each day Bean grows bigger and bigger, quickly outgrowing the different homes Lula finds for him. But what will happen to Lula’s new friend once she moves away?
Readers will enjoy following Lula and her friend Bean in the newest picture book from Alex Latimer and learning about the importance of friendship and standing up for others. Look for Lula and Bean in a rock pool near you this August!
“The pink, squidlike Bean is perfectly adorable…. A colorful and uplifting story that is more than just a beach read.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Latimer’s bright, digitized pencil drawings give life to the coastal setting and will make readers appreciate the seaside as much as Lula does. An absorbing and heartening tale about the boundless friendship between people and nature and the importance of preservation.” —Booklist Online
“Big on imagination, environmental conservation, and sandwiches.” —Foreword Reviews
Can’t wait to pick up a copy at your local library, indie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble? Read an excerpt. Or, follow Peachtree on Instagram and catch the giveaway of a set of Alex Latimer books, including Lula and the Sea Monster!