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Meet the Mermaids: Hi, I'm Emily

Meet the Mermaids: Hi, I'm Emily

by Lois Petren /

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Meet Emily. She’s one of the Five Enchanted Mermaids and she’s the bravest of all. She has a best friend who is a shark and her favorite color is turquoise.

Emily loves to help young children develop their bravery muscles. In this book she explains to children the steps she has used to develop courage. 

She talks to the young child about the four skills she has learned to use when she’s confronted with something that scares her. She offers stories and examples of how she and her friends have used these steps to help them gain courage to do the things they want to do.

With its engaging and vibrant illustrations, this book is useful to lay the groundwork for conversations between the adult and the child about developing courage.

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Lois Petren

Lois Petren, author of the Lulu and Lainey and Five Enchanted Mermaids series of children's picture books, became an author by chance when, after returning from a family vacation in Paris, she discovered she had left behind a ball of yarn she needed to complete a knitting project. This became the inspiration for her first book, "Lulu and Lainey ... a French Yarn." Five additional books followed.

The Lulu and Lainey series follows the exploits of a little French girl, named Lulu, who loves to knit with her grand-mére. She even has a favorite ball of squishy green yarn, which she calls “Lainey”.

Since 2018, in collaboration with LifeMadeSimple, LLC, Lois has authored a series of books about the Five Enchanted Mermaids, a diverse multicultural group of mermaids who help children to develop a growth mindset and learn developmental skills. Each mermaid has a superpower, which can help young children in their early development.

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