Launching Spacemanatee!

Time flies, and now, so does Anna Lee Manatee, the brave heroine in my debut picture book, SPACEMANATEE! Illustrated by the talented Alice Samuel and published by Magination Press, the children’s book imprint of the American Psychological Association, SPACEMANATEE! is about a sweet-natured manatee whose dreams are even bigger than her mighty flippers.

Every night, Anna Lee Manatee meets with her friend, The Loon, to stargaze. When Anna tells The Loon about her dream of finding the legendary “Manatee on the Moon,” he mocks her seemingly far-fetched idea, claiming that a “Manatee on the Moon” doesn’t exist. Determined to prove him wrong, Anna builds a rocket ship out of kelp and blasts off to outer space. There, she discovers all sorts of amazing things. But will she find what she’s really looking for?

Designed to inspire confidence, this story helps kids believe in themselves so they can reach new heights.

Blast off on a new adventure with SPACEMANATEE!, now available through your favorite bookseller!