Author: Mary Man-Kong
Barbie goes on a magical mermaid adventure in her latest direct-to-DVD movie:Barbie™ in A Mermaid Tale™! Young girls will love this beautiful fullcolor Pictureback storybook with stickers!
What I love about Barbie In A Mermaid Tale is that there are so many books coming out based on both movies! However, I did find some minor flaws with this particular book. One thing I have noticed is that sometimes Merliah is shown with tattoos, and sometimes she is not. I don't really understand why this happens. I have also noticed is that Merliah is pictured way skinnier than the movies, and I don't believe this promotes a positive image for young girls. I also thought that the part where Break, Merliah's grandfather, tells her about how she came to him should have been kept in. This was actually one of my favorite parts of the movie, but sadly, it was cut out of the book. I also wish Snouts the sea lion was mentioned! He's adorable! As far as the actual literature, it wasn't too juvenile. For all the artists out there, the images provide beautiful inspiration! They are so vibrant and colorful, just like the movie. However, I do think there are better books based off of this movie, which I will list in a later post. Overall, I give this book (****) 4 stars.
- Sirenita The Selkie