Julián is a Mermaid
Book - 2018 E LOV, Kids Book / Picture Books / Mythical Creatures / Love, Jessica None on shelf 4 requests on 5 copies
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While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes -- and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself?
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Such a beautiful book!
submitted by Sglaspie on August 7, 2018, 9:03pm
And great message for kids, too! Be who you are.
Everyone should read this! submitted by asumerton on July 13, 2020, 3:47pm I love this book so much -- the illustrations are beyond gorgeous, and the story is so sweet. I also like how it's subtle too -- it's not HEY KIDS THIS KID IS DIFFERENT BUT YOU SHOULD ACCEPT HIM ANYWAY, it's more like Hey! Check out this awesome kid! It feels really joyful and celebratory in all the best ways.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
Year Published: 2018
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
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