Initial sales of surf safety book 'promising'
Initial sales of a new children's surf safety book, Annie and the Waves, have been promising, according to its author Ocean Beach surf lifesaver, Ms Louise Lambeth.
Annie and the Waves was launched on November 25 at Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Club.
Already 30 copies had been bought by Ettalong businesses and residents, she said.
"Annie was first written six years ago and it has been a journey of highs and lows to get her into print, and now, here she is," said Ms Lambeth.
"The process to print has been a huge learning curve and I am very grateful to the Peninsula community for backing this project and helping to get the book into print.
"Developing this book really has been a local effort; School teachers, surf life savers and librarians reviewed and edited the storyline.
"Seven-year-old Eva, from St John the Baptists Primary School, did a test reading and provided illustration advice.
"Fundraising events to raise money for the illustrations were well supported by local businesses and Ocean Beach Surf Club."
Annie and the Waves has been dedicated to the memory of a boy who drowned at Pearl Beach in July 2014.
"Remember to swim between the flags because if a life saver can't see you, they can't save you," Ms Lambeth said.
Media release, 28 Nov 2018
Louise Lambeth, Ocean Beach SLSC
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