Surfer boy Bo catches a wave one day only to find himself at the bottom of the ocean.
He discovers that while it is a wonderful, magical place ocean pollution is destroying the homes of sea creatures.
The story was written by Di Morrissey however local artist Julie Sydenham has brought the book to life through her illustrations.
She had 14 illustrations to draw in 28 days and the originals were much larger than they appear in the book.
“If I’ve got a deadline I work like a demon,” she said.
Julie went to stay with Di Morrissey on the central coast towards the end of the illustrative process to marry up their visions for the book.
She says she loved the way the book turned out.
“I am a Pisces at heart,” Julie said.
“I love painting water colours and coral.
“I also loved turning the creatures into characters,” she said.
Her favourite illustration in the book is a tiny whale singing a song.
Julie said what she enjoyed most about this book was the way the illustrations made her think about things she would never normally think about.
“Like when you’re holding your breath underwater. What does that look like?,” Julie said.
“The book has a really important message about looking after and appreciating our homes.”
There is another book in the pipeline for Julie which she is working on with Craig Green. It is due out sometime next year.
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