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Monday 8 July 2019

Review: Mermaid!

Lena and Luca are back in this marvellous follow up to Unicorn!.

But this time, it’s all about mermaids.

Lena is not too keen on the beach or the ocean. She’s a little bit afraid of the sea. 

Luca tries to find ways to help her friend not be so afraid, but Lena will not get in the water. Until… 

Luca finds a sparkly mermaid friend to help Lena overcome her fears!

Mermaid! is a joyful and magical picture book about friendship. Filled with whimsy and imagination, it’s just plain fun. Maggie Hutchings has a giant talent for creating authentic kid voices. Luca and Lena are so real on the page — their voices and actions so ‘kid’, their adventure one every kid wishes they could have.

Haven’t we all secretly wished mermaids were real and we could meet one?

Cheryl Orsini’s bright and funky illustrations are just divine. Truly, I could stare at her artwork all day, and every page ignites a giant smile on my face. 

Together, the words and illustrations make a delightful creation filled with happiness. First unicorns and now mermaids… I wonder who Lena and Luca will meet next!

Title: Mermaid!
Author: Maggie Hutchings
Illustrator: Cheryl Orsini
Publisher: Affirm Press, $19.99
Publication Date: 14 May 2019
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9781925870282
For ages: 3 - 6
Type: Picture Book