The Mermaid and the Shoe

The Mermaid and the Shoe

by K. G. Campbell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554537716
Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date: 04/28/2014
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 336,053
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD540L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Keith Gordon Campbell was educated in an old, turreted school with ghosts and secret passages and stuff. There he learned to love all things ghoulish, ghastly and rather gothic. He wasn't one for chasing after balls or playing leapfrog; he preferred, even then, to find quiet corners where he could write peculiar stories and illustrate them with funny characters. Keith is now a full-time author/illustrator and lives in California.

Keith Gordon Campbell was educated in an old, turreted school with ghosts and secret passages and stuff. There he learned to love all things ghoulish, ghastly and rather gothic. He wasn't one for chasing after balls or playing leapfrog; he preferred, even then, to find quiet corners where he could write peculiar stories and illustrate them with funny characters. Keith is now a full-time author/illustrator and lives in California.

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The Mermaid and the Shoe 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
book4children More than 1 year ago
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.
ForTheArtOfIt More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kids really like this book. My husband even liked it after he read it to them for the first time. I especially like stories that have a meaning other than entertainment. I think this story is a good addition to anyones collection.