Seahorse children's book - The Hapless Habits of Mona Louise, written and illustrated by Mermaid Galene

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: Paper, ink, fish love, mermaid magic

Mermaid Galene's first children's book, The Hapless Habits of Mona Louise, is a loving tribute to the seahorses with whom she shares her life.

Mona Louise is hapless. That's what her brothers and sisters say.

According to them, seahorses should do things in the usual way. But Mona Louise does things differently. She plays with her food. Her dance style is awkward. She sleeps in a dish and hangs upside down and prefers the company of snails and shrimp. Mona Louise begins to worry that her hapless ways are just... wrong. But Massive Mama, their very tall caregiver, loves Mona Louise just the way she is — ESPECIALLY the way she is. And that makes all the difference.

This true, tenderhearted book conveys universal lessons about nonconformity, sibling and extended family relationships, tolerance, and self esteem. These themes are nestled within a whimsical story that also contains a wealth of information about seahorse behavior, intelligence, and emotion. Seahorses are truly unique creatures beloved by all who encounter them. The Hapless Habits of Mona Louise brings this fascination into focus with an endearing look into a wondrous community usually hidden in the depths of the ocean, far from human eyes.

Children are sure to be captivated by their visit to Mona Louise's world, at once so fantastical yet comfortably familiar!

Written and illustrated by Mermaid Galene.
Paperback, 32 pages, with large print and 37 illustrations.

Small children will enjoy having Mona Louise's adventures read to them, while young readers can dive into the text themselves. All will love the illustrations digitally painted by Galene from photos of the book's seahorse stars.

Mermaid Galene would be happy to personalize your copy of the book with an autograph and dedication! Use the comments section of your order to let her know to whom the book should be dedicated.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Faerie Mermaid Galene always delights me with her unique and beautiful creations. This one was a special surprise for my birthday and I was in awe when I opened it. Sparkling amethyst geode was the base of this sculpture, and on top was an amazingly detailed luna moth! Two of my favourites! I am spellbound by her artistic sense and continue to look forward to seeing more of her artwork in the future, and especially her new fine art line too! Thanks again Galene!

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CUSTOM art - RESERVED for Jo

NoteJewelry Dec 21, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

When I opened this carefully wrapped item, I couldn't believe my eyes. The butterfly LOOKED REAL. Galene has done an amazing job at creating such a whimsical and light piece of hair jewelry for me. The colors were vibrant, and the extra glittery paint she applied was stunning. It is a perfect size for my hair and the clip stays in really well. I have had SO MANY compliments on this clip, and people truly think it is real. Galene is simply a wonderful artist and I look forward to seeing more of her creations soon! Thank you so much Galene for your wonderful artistry and for accomplishing this gorgeous custom for me! I really really love it!!!

NoteJewelry Jun 26, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This is my second hair clip from this shop, and it is absolutely stunning! I love how the artist adds all the extra details (ie. glitter, fuzzy antennas, curls the ends of the wings...etc). Galene's artwork is amazing and full of accurate details. The clip is very comfortable to wear and stays in all day without fuss. I highly recommend shopping here for an authentic nature experience! She is also willing to do customs too, which is fantastic! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Purple Nebula May 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Mermaid Galene's music is simply wonderful. Her talent in writing lyrics and songwriting is spellbinding. She draws her listener into the magical level of her stories, surrounding them with imaginative illustrations, tunes and lyrics. My personal favourite is "The Kraken's Time". A delight I will treasure for many many years. Thank you again Galene.

NoteJewelry Apr 11, 2015

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