Julian Is A Mermaid

  • Duration 1 hour
  • Group size Open
  • AgesAges 4-8

Class Description

This workshop will intertwine the story of Julián Is A Mermaid and The Little Mermaid. We will help young readers draw parallels between the two protagonists and how both Arial and Julián dare to be the truest forms of themselves, even when it goes against the norms of their society.

About The Book: While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car.

When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes — and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself? Mesmerizing and full of heart, Jessica Love’s author-illustrator debut is a jubilant picture of self-love and a radiant celebration of individuality.

Why You'll Love This Play-Date

  • Art Type


  • Literacy Skills

    Comprehension skills and reading,

  • SEL Skills

    Self awareness and relationship skills

Meet the Artist

Shawn Smith


My name is Shawn Smith and I am graduating from Colorado State University in June 2021 with my bachelor's in Marketing.

I have been in various theatrical productions throughout the US. I aspire to one day be a Broadway performer and writer, whilst also writing and producing my own literary, auditory, and visual art.

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What You'll Need

  • Computer, tablet or smartphone with a stable internet connection. Video and sound on.
  • Piano Craft:
  • Materials: Half sheet of white paper, marker, and pencil
  • Workshop #2 Activity:
  • Materials: White sheet of paper,
  • Scissors,
  • Crayons,
  • Colored pencils,
  • Markers,
  • Stickers (Teacher will need to staple children’s book together)
  • Workshop #3 Activity:
  • Materials: Lined sheet of paper
  • Workshop #4 Activity:
  • Materials: Poem that students wrote to present!

How your
kid participates

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Want to book this class for a Birthday Party?

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Things to keep in mind

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

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You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to have your kids participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your class booking confirmation email.