7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Stunning book and wonderful to read,
This review is from: The Singing Mermaid (Paperback)
We've long been fans of Julia Donaldson and always look forward to her latest releases, but I have to say that this is one of my favourites so far.
The mermaid has a beautiful singing voice enjoyed by all the sea creatures and birds until one day she is heard by a Circus owner who lures her away with promises of a marble pool and the chance to sleep in feather bed. The sea creatures try to warn her he is lying but she goes anyway and despite making friends at the circus, she is unhappy because she is kept in a fish tank where there isn't room to swim. The mermaid will need the help of her new friends if she is to escape back to the sea.
As you would expect with one of Julia Donaldson's books, the rhyming story is creative and beautiful to read. The stand out thing for me was the illustrations. The book is incredibly bright and vibrant, the pictures are interesting and really add to the story. There is glitter detail on each page but it avoids being `girlie' to the point where it would exclude boys.
Both my children (boy and girl) have enjoyed this book at bedtime and I've enjoyed reading it. A win all round!