Award-Winning Author Introduces Children to the Magical World of Small Insects
THE SWEETEST LADYBUG
Award-winning author Isabel Cintra introduces children to the magical world of small insects in her new illustrated book, The Sweetest Ladybug. This fantasy-based delightful tale brings a message of representation and diversity, as well as the importance of kindness and inclusion.
Imagine if everything happening in your imagination also happened in real life. This is exactly what happens one day in the life of a curious, sweet, and intelligent girl named Johana. Guided by a beautiful ladybug, Johana discovers all the mysteries and beauties hiding in her own garden.
Cintra says, “When I was a child, I imagined being inside a hole where little ants were going. Playing with that imagination and wondering how the small insects in the garden live was the thought process behind this story.”
The Sweetest Ladybug is a modern version of Alice in Wonderland for children aged 7-12. Johana becomes small, makes odd friends, and goes through some fantastic adventures full of kindness and challenges.
The book can be purchased in paperback on Amazon and other major retailers. Paperback price: $15.99.
About the Author:
Isabel Cintra grew up in the small town of Sao Joaquim de Barra, Brazil. At an early age, she entered the magical world of writing and literature. Her book, Corvo-Correio, was a winner of Brazil’s 2017 Off Flip Literature Prize.
Isabel Cintra brings a message of representation and diversity to children around the world. She grew up wondering why the characters in her favorite fairy tales didn’t look like her. Now, she is changing that. Through her vibrant picture books, illustrated by her brother Zeka Cintra, Isabel strives to introduce kids to a world where diversity is valuable and beautiful. Her stories feature black and brown heroes and sheroes.
She currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden, with her husband and daughters.