Cozumel Inspired Author Launches New Book for Children

 Paul Mila has recently published his 6th book which includes a powerful social message….

Photos Courtesy of Paul Mila

Photos Courtesy of Paul Mila

Paul Mila has recently dove into the world of children’s books with the release of his latest book, “Harry Hawksbill Helps His Friends.” Like all of Paul’s other works, this book pays homage to the ocean and marine life, but this publication also serves to teach young readers about the importance of acceptance.

 Harry Hawksbill Helps His Friends stars Harry as he travels the sea in search of food and friends. Along the way, he meets scuba divers Paul, Kristi, Alison, Kendra and Fulvio.  The book also features Paul’s own photographs, rather than illustrations that are common to children’s books.

Harry soon discovers that his favorite friends, the angelfish, are not getting along with each other because they have different appearances. Children learn about the many different types of angelfish and how they vary in color and appearance. The queen angelfish and the French angelfish will not spend time with Harry because he is hanging out with a gray angelfish. Similarly, the queen angels will not associate with the French angels and vice versa.


The hawksbill turtle teaches his friends that you should not judge others by their appearance. Try to get to know someone, and you will probably end up liking them.

“Even without my influence, kids are fascinated with sea life,” said Mila. “They are really drawn to sea creatures. I

Photos Courtesy of Paul Mila

Photos Courtesy of Paul Mila

hope to develop and enforce this interest, and teach them about our underwater world. The other part was the social message, since they are dealing with a lot of outside influences and meeting kids from different backgrounds. If they get to know kids despite the surface, they will grow into accepting adults. The goal is to get this into the hands of as many kids as we can.”

Paul will host a booksigning right here in Cozumel in the future, and books can also be purchased through Amazon or his website.

In addition, to his new book, Paul has also written Basic Underwater PhotographyDangerous WatersWhales’ AngelsFireworks, and Near Miss, and is also the author of the monthly “Sea-Gram,” a newsletter, pertaining to all things  ocean and scuba.  you can check out the details on the website.


Inspirado en Cozumel, escritor lanza nuevo libro para niños

En fechas recientes, Paul Mila publicó su 6º libro que incluye un fuerte mensaje social. . .

Photos Courtesy of Paul Mila

Photos Courtesy of Paul Mila

Hace poco Paul Mila se sumergió en el mundo de los libros para niños a través de “Harry Hawsksbill Helps His Friends”.  Al igual que otras obras de Paul, este libro es un homenaje al océano y a la vida marina, y también sirve para instruir a los jóvenes lectores sobre lo importante que es la aceptación.

El personaje principal de  “Harry Hawsksbill Helps His Friends” es Harry quien viaja por el mar en busca de alimentos y de amigos. En la travesía conoce a los buzos Paul, Kristi, Alison Kendra y Fulvio. En lugar de las acostumbradas ilustraciones en los libros infantiles, éste contiene fotografías tomadas por Paul.

Harry pronto descubre que sus amigos favoritos, los peces ángel, no se llevan bien entre sí debido a sus diferentes apariencias. Los niños aprendes sobre los muy diferentes tipos de peces ángel y cómo varía su color y apariencia. Los peces ángel reina y los ángel francés no quieren pasar tiempo con Harry pues se lleva con los peces ángel gris. De igual manera, los ángel reina no se relacionan con los ángel francés y viceversa.

La tortuga carey enseña a sus amigos que no deben juzgar a otros por su apariencia. Traten de conocer a alguien y posiblemente les acaben cayendo bien. “Incluso sin que yo influya, los niños están fascinados con la vida marina”, mencionó Mila. “Las criaturas marinas ciertamente les atraen. Espero desarrollar y reforzar este interés, y enseñarles acerca de nuestro mundo submarino. La otra parte era el mensaje social ya que deben tratar con muchas influencias externas y conocer a otros niños que provienen de distintos orígenes. Si llegan a conocer a los niños a pesar de lo que aparentan en la superficie, se desarrollarán como adultos tolerantes. La meta es que esto llegue a la mayor cantidad de niños posible”.


Paul firmará libros en Cozumel en el futuro, y los libros pueden adquirirse a través de Amazon o .

Latest posts by Laura Wilkinson (see all)

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

©2022 Cozumel 4 You  |  Website Design by Internet Marketing Press

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?