The latest book in the Hari's World series - Hari at the Beach - has been given an endorsement by the Royal Life Saving Society UK.
The new book follows the character enjoying a day by the seaside, but which also includes subtle messages about staying safe on the beach.
The RLSS UK will provide support for the upcoming launch, as well as using Hari in further promotional activities next summer, potentially as part of a national roadshow visiting beaches across the UK.
"Having the support of the RLSS UK for this new book is fantastic," said Tristan-Sean McGee, MD of Hari's World. "The books are all about fun and adventure, but the subtle safety element is very important and the RLSS UK has recognised that Hari's huge appeal to children can work in conjunction with an important safety message."