A Whale of a Tale: CSA Affiliated Artist Skylaar Amann Publishes Debut Picture Book

Children’s illustrator and Climate Science Alliance affiliated artist Skylaar Amann released her debut picture book, Lloyd Finds His Whalesong, through Page Street Kids on June 30th. Check it out on the blog today!



Children’s illustrator and Climate Science Alliance affiliated artist Skylaar Amann released her debut picture book, Lloyd Finds His Whalesong, through Page Street Kids on June 30th.

Lloyd Finds His Whalesong is the story of a little humpback whale whose voice is too quiet to sing the whalesong. He seems destined for silence until he finds a mysterious ukulele in the kelp forest and must use it and his newfound voice to help his family out of danger. 

About Lloyd, The American Library Association’s Booklist said "Many young readers are sure to find a connection to Lloyd, especially those who are struggling to find their own voices. Back matter includes information about whales, how they communicate, and noise pollution, plus a ukulele composition that readers can play on their own." 

Skylaar is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators and Women Who Draw, as well as picture book mentor for WriteMentor. With a special focus on ocean stories, she specializes in children's and science-themed art for clients including Surfrider, Slate, Sitka Sound Science Center, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 826 Seattle, Adventure! Children's Museum, Scientific American, and Paxton Gate. 

Lloyd Finds His Whalesong is available through many online retailers and independent bookstores. Visit skylaaramann.com/shop for more information. Learn more about Skylaar’s art at skylaaramann.com or on Twitter and Instagram. Join Skylaar’s newsletter for information on upcoming virtual book events!

To learn more about the Climate Science Alliance’s Affiliated Artist Program, please visit: 

https://www.climatesciencealliance.org/affiliated-artists