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The Mermaid and the Shoe

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  • Posted May 9, 2014

    This book is super cute. My girls, of course, loved it. I think

    This book is super cute. My girls, of course, loved it. I think they mostly liked the illustrations of the mermaids, and I don't blame them. The artwork is beautiful. I love the colors the artist used.

    The story is also very charming. It's about the youngest mermaid of a family of 50 girls. She feels like she doesn't have anything special to offer because she can't sing well and fish don't obey her. But then she discovers something (a shoe) that takes her on an adventure where she makes a huge discovery. I like the theme of being inquisitive and the message that you don't have to be just like everyone else in order to be special. In fact, it's the things that make you different that make you special.

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  • Posted July 31, 2014

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    I received an eARC copy of this book from the publisher via NetG

    I received an eARC copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. Here is my honest review.

    At first glance, I wasn't sure if I would like this book. The illustrations are a little dark, but that is a truer portrayal of the depths of the sea. They are also very soft and calming. Campbell captured the gentle motion of the water very well. 

    In reading the first few pages, it appears that this book is a re-telling of The Little Mermaid (think Disney classic here). As I read further, it became it's own story. Minnow doesn't appear to have any exceptional talents but she proves to be full of questions and quite daring and observant. 

    I ended up really enjoying this story. For preschool children, it would be wonderful to pair with objects that might not be familiar to them and ask if they know what it is and how it is used.

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