on 19 January 2002
I know this is sad but i am a 20 year old who still reads kids books but this isn't no ordinary childrens book. Ever since i was little my mum read me this book and then i in turn read it when i could. This tale is magical and inspirational while certainly capturing the imagination of even the youngest child. It shows a devotion to love and what people will do to achieve it, i know this is a childrens book but it manages to express this without over sentiment or gushiness. I defy all little girls and big ones a like to not want to be a mermaid after they have read this tale.
PS it is clear why Disney chose to make this into a cartoon but read the orignial first please, as it is soooo much better.