We recently read ‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid’ to Samantha and I thought it would be good to have another story about one.
This beautiful glittery picture book is about a mermaid who sang lovely songs. One day, a circus ring master heard her wonderful singing, and offered her a job with promises of fame and fortune.. Which of course, was a lie. The singing mermaid then tries to escape the circus, with the help of her ingenious friends…
We enjoyed this book for its interesting storyline, and the vibrant illustrations helped to bring out the beautiful beach and the lively circus. The theme of betrayal was not heavily played upon in the book, and more rested on how the mermaid was trying to escape with the help of her friends.
Overall, I felt that this was a more friendly book to read to a 2 year old (compared to ‘The Little Mermaid’ which has more fighting and trickery).