Coral Bay author releases children’s book inspired by Ningaloo Reef
Local Coral Bay author Sadie James officially released her new children’s book, The Bubble, on Friday in Exmouth. The release also served as a fundraiser for Dementia Australia, as James dedicated the book to her late Mother who suffered Alzheimars.
The Bubble tells the story of a parrot fish who makes a mucus bubble to sleep in at night and after having a nightmare, doesn’t want to leave his bubble in the morning.
“It’s an entertaining story with a fart joke which kids love, but it’s also educational and has an underlying mental health message,” she said.
James said all of her inspiration comes from the Ningaloo Reef.
“When I go snorkelling I have these ideas and these characters just sort of form.” she said.
“There’s a run-down of the fish and other creatures that you can find on the Ningaloo Reef, such as manta rays, wobbegongs and octopuses.”
A portion of the profit from every book sold will be donated to Dementia Australia,” she said.
“My hope is that by the time any kid reading this book is at the age of my mum, Alzheimer’s won’t be something they have to worry about.”
The Bubble is a follow-up to her first book, The Whale Shark Song, which was released in 2016.
The Bubble is now available in various shops between Exmouth and Carnarvon and a website will be launching soon.
Follow Sadie on Instagram for updates and stockists: @sadiejamesbubble