The Singing Mermaid by Julia Donaldson

the singing mermaid

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).

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2 thoughts on “The Singing Mermaid by Julia Donaldson

  1. Hi again Derrick,

    I was curious where you buy your books from? The other day I was at Popular and looking for a few of your recommendations and didn’t see anything! Where is your favourite place?

    Emily

    • Hi Emily, it will be hard to find these books at Popular. Perhaps kino will be a better choice if you want to buy it from a physical bookstore.
      I buy my books online, from bookdepository.com. Saves me time going to the shop!

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