Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Creative New Children’s Book Debuts, Teaching a Strong Message on Environmental Awareness, Water Pollution, and Conservation of the Blue Planet

Written by Janet Balletta, ‘Mermaids on a Mission to Save the Oceans’ is an innovative new children’s book that explores water pollution in Florida and the Seven Continents. As an educator, Janet invites children to become world-class citizens and join these mermaids on a mission to preserve the lakes, rivers, and oceans of the blue planet.

The story begins in Miami Beach where Marlene is assigned as a guardian of the Atlantic Ocean by the Oceanic Council.

It continues in a brilliant new book by Janet Balletta, titled ‘Mermaids on a Mission to Save the Oceans.’ It’s the story of Marlene and her six mermaid sisters assigned to each of the Seven Continents to protect the surrounding oceans from mankind’s pollution. In this fictional work, Marlene and her mermaid sisters combat the natural elements with their super powers to increase awareness of water pollution, conservation, and recycling around the world.

With its colorful cast of characters and illustrations by Alyssa Figueroa and Alexander C. Appello, this book will captivate children and parents alike. It culminates with the mermaids being honored for their dedication to the mission followed by a whimsical mermaid celebration. The story motivates children to care about the oceans as a natural resource and habitat to many aquatic animals and plants in Florida and around the globe.

Marlene and her six mermaid sisters are on a mission to save the oceans from mankind's pollution. One mermaid is assigned to each of the Seven Continents to protect the surrounding oceans. Together the seven mermaid sisters take care of the sea animals and raise awareness on water pollution, conservation, and recycling around the world. The story is fiction but builds an important bridge for young children to connect with real environmental issues occurring in Florida and around the world.
With years of experience in working with children, Balletta is committed to education and helping kids understand the importance of the planet’s sustainability for the future. Books like this can be a great resource for teachers to teach children about water pollution, the interdependence of living things, and environmental awareness. “It’s our responsibility to build a better tomorrow for our children, grandchildren, and generations to come. Education is the key to raising mindful leaders for the future.” says Balletta.

Janet’s launching her new book on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, 2018, at the Authors for Authors Spring Conference at the Rialto Hilton Hotel, 200 Rialto Way, Melbourne, FL 32910 between 10 am & 5:00 pm. She’s looking forward to celebrating Earth Day with local authors and speakers.

‘Mermaids on a Mission to Save the Oceans’ published by WRB Publishing, is available now on Amazon:
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About the Author:

Janet Balletta is a bilingual second-grade teacher in Florida. She is also the author of two award-winning bilingual children's books, The Legend of the Colombian Mermaid and The Legend of Roberto Cofresi – A Puerto Rican Hero. Originally from New York, Janet and her family now enjoy living in the Sunshine State. Janet hopes this book inspires children to care about the environment, make positive changes where they live and around the globe, and become world-class citizens. To learn more about Janet's books and free learning activities, visit her website:

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