Project Description

Lula and the Sea Monster

Coming Fall 2019

Lula and the Sea Monster

by Alex Latimer

A moving story of nurturing friendship and standing up for others

Lula loves living by the beach. 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 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. But what will happen to Lula’s new friend once she moves away?

From popular children’s book author-illustrator Alex Latimer comes this delightfully odd story of friendship and bravery.

To pre-order this book, please contact sales at 1-800-241-0113 (404-876-8761) between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-68263-122-5
Publication Date: 8/1/2019
Page Count: 32
Size: 9″ x 10-5/8″
Age Range: 4 – 8
Language: English

F&P: K, Gr 2, Genre F
Lexile: 630L
Themes: Friendship, Perserverance, Self-esteem
BISAC 1: JUV039060 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
BISAC 3: JUV039140 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance


“The pink, squidlike Bean is perfectly adorable…. A colorful and uplifting story that is more than just a beach read.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Big on imagination, environmental conservation, and sandwiches.” —Foreword Reviews

Meet the Author/Illustrator

Alex Latimer

Alex Latimer lives in South Africa near the border of a national park. So when not writing or drawing, he spends his free time shooing baboons out of his lounge. He has written several picture books for childrenYou can visit his website here.