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My Own Mermaid Story…

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Amelia Gleeson Author Interview

Milli Mermaid’s PEARL OF WISDOM is a fun children’s book about a girl who goes on an undersea adventure and learns a valuable lesson. What was the inspiration for the setup to this exciting story?

I lived by the beach when I was a very young girl, and was mesmerised by the mysteries of the ocean.
I dreamed of being a mermaid, hoping for the day a mermaid’s tail would magically appear in place of my legs!

It was such a FUN fantasy, that was perpetuated by any book, movie, or tv show I saw on the subject… This inspired me to create my own Mermaid story…

I enjoyed the moral at the heart of this story. What were some themes you wanted to explore in this book?

Thank you.

Some of the themes explored in my book include: Empowerment, Individuality, Bravery, and Friendship… just to name a few.

What was the funnest scene for you to draw?

That is a really hard question to answer. Each and every page was so much fun to draw!

I loved drawing every colourful scene, with Milli Mermaid, Sammi Seahorse, and the colourful fish, and shells. I also really had fun drawing the scary sea creature scene…

You may have noticed, I drew everything by hand, then experimented with mixed media, drawing the bubbles and pearl on the computer, just for fun… I realise now, I can’t say for sure which scene was the most fun to draw, because they were all so much fun to draw!

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I don’t want to give too much away just yet, however, I can tell you the next book is part of the “Milli’s Musings” series, and is in the process of being written and drawn. It will be out this year, in 2021!

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Milli Mermaid is as happy as can be. What realisation does she come to, deep in the sea?
Seahorse Schoolhouse teaches her a thing or two, but is it what Sammi Seahorse intended to do?
Be the best you that you can be…
There is only one you, and only one me!

Milli Mermaid’s PEARL OF WISDOM: An important Discovery

Milli Mermaid's PEARL OF WISDOM: An important Discovery by [Amelia Gleeson]

Milli Mermaid’s Pearl of Wisdom by Amelia Gleeson, is a charming and fun filled children’s story about a young girl,  named Milli, who finally gets to be a mermaid. She wakes up in the ocean to find that she is a mermaid. With her seahorse friend Sammie by her side, she is able to explore the ocean and learn a valuable lesson along the way.

Author Amelia Gleeson has written an enchanting kids picture book. The hand drawn art provides a unique touch that I enjoyed and added to the overall charm of the book, but I felt that the mixing of art style made things feel a bit inconsistent. The story follows Milli as she learns to love who she is. This is a valuable lesson to teach young kids and this book makes it easy to approach that topic in a fun and gentle way. This is a great conversation starter for parents and a good topic of discussion for teachers. The book includes simple rhymes that move the story along and keeps the text engaging.

Milli Mermaid’s Pearl of Wisdom is a fascinating kids book with an amazing message. I think children will be able to relate to the hand drawn art, and there is plenty of fish and other interesting things on the page for children to point out, giving this book an interactive element. This is a good book for parents and children to read together.

Pages: 43 | ASIN: B08P4X9Y37

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