On Thursday 11th November, Dr. Chloe Devlin will launch her first Children’s book titled Bruscar. Growing up in Wicklow, Chloe has always had a deep connection with the sea. Throughout her career, Chloe has worked with children educating them on topics such as marine biology, oceanography, and sustainability. “Children adore learning about sea creatures and how the oceans work. Now there is a real appetite amongst students to learn about climate change and protecting the planet. My knowledge, along with my two sons love of books, inspired me to write my first children’s book ‘Bruscar’.”
This is a story about Sammy the Seal who sets off on an adventure with his friends to find an infamous sea monster called Bruscar. However, all is not what it seems, and Sammy makes an unexpected discovery. The book talks about the problem of marine litter and the problems it creates for marine life. The story encourages children to recognise the importance of our oceans and to play their part in protecting them.
This 28-page picture book has been written for children aged approximately 2- 8 years old. The book was printed in Co. Louth on Shiro Echo paper, which is recyclable, biodegradable, and FSCtm certified. The CO2 emissions generated from the paper are fully offset. The book will go on sale this week. The book will be for sale in Bridge Street Books, Wicklow town, in Jiminy Eco Toys online store (www.jiminy.ie) as well as through Chloe’s ‘Happy Sea’ Instagram page (@happy_sea_ire).