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.
“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
F&P: K, Gr 2, Genre F
Themes: Friendship, Perserverance, Self-esteem
BISAC 1: JUV039060 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
BISAC 2: JUV052000 JUVENILE FICTION / Monsters
BISAC 3: JUV039140 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance