A Calming Manatee is about being beautiful, and more importantly what real beauty is. It is about how it’s more important what you think of yourself than what others think of you. It’s also about how important it is to be kind. The book is aimed at teaching young children about loving themselves and others, and about being kind and not hurtful.
The book is written in the open dyslexic font for struggling and dyslexic readers. The words are simple and will suit an emerging reader, however they are also very powerful and will be perfect to discuss with an older child, or for an older sibling to read to a younger one.
Each page of text has an endearing photo of a manatee on it to capture the attention of the young future marine biologists.