Lucid Publishing is proud to announce the release of their new children’s title, Who Lives in the Sea? Ocean Animals of Hawaii. Award-winning Kauai author, Monika Mira brings you a repetitive rhyming story about ocean animals that encourages early reading skills and answers the burning questions that the inquisitive minds of young children tend to ask about the world around us.
The books starts out, “On a trip to the islands of Hawaii, baby asks his mommy, ‘Who lives in the sea?’” The rhythmic verse is accompanied by captivating collage illustrations that introduce children to sea creatures like the Humpback whale, dolphin, sea turtle, jellyfish, reef fish and starfish. As always, Mira also includes important species like the endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal.
Mira was inspired to write and illustrate this book because she is concerned about the rare and endangered species that live in Hawaii as well as the state of the environment. She feels that one way to help these species is to foster an appreciation in our children and encourage them to take action to protect marine resources. You will see this theme in all of her books.
Her first title, The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book is used as a textbook in middle schools and high schools to teach children about the reef and the importance of conservation. Her Kindle ebook series, Science and Nature Series for Young Readers, challenges readers ages 9-12 to come up with ways to conserve the species that are described in each book. Mira hopes to address an even younger audience with Who lives in the Sea? Ocean animals of Hawaii. This new title is recommended for children 2-5 years.