Win this sweet picture book by our Writer in Residence about a sea cow who thinks it's a mermaid
Author Candy Gourlay's picture book is a beautiful tribute to friendship and self-belief, as well as a plea for the vulnerable sea cow (also known as the dugong), which will have you and your child immediately naming it as your new favourite animal.
Have you seen Is It a Mermaid? by our current Writer in Residence, Candy Gourlay? Well, here's your chance to win a copy and find out more about this astonishing marine animal.
As Bel and Benji play on a tropical beach, a friendly dugong joins them. The dugong, also known as a sea cow, insists she is actually a mermaid and shows off what she claims is her elegant tail, graceful swimming technique and melodious song.
Bel, who sees beauty in the dugong’s ungainly efforts to sing and dance, embraces her imaginative and joyful fantasy world. Benji, however, is so determined to prove she is a lumbering grey sea cow, that he inadvertently offends their new friend… But luckily, mermaids are very forgiving.