Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Merbaby By Teresa Bateman
Author: Teresa Bateman
Poor Tarron loves the sea, but fishing for his greedy brother, Josh, is drudgery. Then unexpected good fortune arrives. Tarron finds a treasure in his net -- an exquisite merbaby with sea-green eyes. As Josh happily points out, their fortunes are now made. But Tarron cannot sit so easily. His head tells him to sell the merbaby or charge people admission to see her, but his heart tells him to return her to the menfolk.
Like I have said, I don't believe that just because a book is meant for children, that it should only be enjoyed by children. I absolutely love this book! In fact, I have read it twice. The plot of this story is so heartwarming, especially when Tarron returns the merbaby to the mermaid. It really shows that as savage as humans are, they can still sometimes have a heart when it comes to the sea. Not only is the plot of the story great, but the artwork is phenomenal! The colors and style of the drawings are incredible and really just make you want to look at the pictures after your done reading each page. This is definitely something a collector of mermaid books, like myself, will love to add to their mer-library. I give this book (*****) 5 stars.
-Sirenita The Selkie