Julian Is A Mermaid & A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo


Julian Is A Mermaid by Jessica Love

Goodreads Synopsis: While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a periwinkle curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes—and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself? Mesmerizing and full of heart, Jessica Love’s author-illustrator debut is a jubilant picture of self-love and a radiant celebration of individuality.

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This is a fantastic book for kids on individuality and creativity.

I really enjoyed reading this book, I loved the art work and the message. The world of the story is so vibrant and Julian is a fantastic character.  I loved all of the characters, the mermaids and the Grandmother.  This is definitely a book that  I want to own one day. It’s a positive and entertaining story.

In the end I gave it five stars on Goodreads.

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundy by Jill Twiss 

Goodreads Synopsis: Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives at the Naval Observatory with his Grampa, the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon’s life is about to change forever…

With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming children’s book explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy. Sweet, funny, and beautifully illustrated, this book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different.

100% of Last Week Tonight’s proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United.

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This is quite a cute and fun book to read. It talks about love, government and the importance of voting, all in a kid friendly way!

The story follows Marlon as he falls in love, and when he tries to get married is stopped by a stinkbug. Together with his friends he votes the stinkbug out of power and lives happily ever after.

This book is a short and easy read with a good message. The illustrations are cute and the book is sure to leave you with a smile on your face. I gave this book 3 stars on Goodreads.

“Stink bugs are temporary; love is forever.”

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