Thalia has more surprises than her new blond hair.
The Mexican singer announced last week that she will release a children’s book entitled “Chupie: The Binky That Returned Home” in November in both English and Spanish (“Chupi: El binky que regresó a su hogar“). The plot of the book is something that most parents, like Thalia, can relate to — trying to wean a child off of a pacifier, when the child doesn’t want to.
The idea of the book came from Thalia’s own experience of trying to wean her daughter Sabrina off the pacifier and not having any success. She says there weren’t any children’s books to help her do it, reports the Associated Press. So when Thalia finally got her daughter to do it, she decided she would write her own book.
“It was hard to try to take the pacifier from my daughter. I could not. So I made up a story and it worked well, from one day to another,” Thalia said. “I wanted to share my story with other mothers.”
Thalia releases her first children’s book and album
“Chupi: The Binky That Returned Home” includes illustrations designed by the singer herself. The book’s release coincides with the 41-year-old’s release of her first musical album for children.
“This was the story that developed as a personal technique that worked for me, to take away the use of pacifier,” Thalia told the Associated Press in an interview in Manhattan, NY.
“It also occurred to me to link with the music, which is something I love, and have the opportunity to sing for the first time for children, make a children’s disc with the classic songs that I grew up, the classic songs that my children like,” she added.
Thalia created the pacifier character “Chupi” (in English “Chupie”) and described his adventures, as well as drawings.
The singer said that it took her over two years to find an illustrator who “conformed” to her design. The book, which will be distributed by Penguin, will be released in the United States and Latin America.
This is Thalia’s fourth book — her last book “Cada dia mas fuerte” (English edition: “Growing Stronger”), a memoir, was published two years ago — but her first book directed toward children.
Thalia’s ‘Chupi’ book cover