Book Type: Children's Literature
Author: Ted Hughes
In The Mermaid's Purse, Ted Hughes explores the ocean. From starfish and seagulls to mermaids and monsters, 28 poems capture the beauty, drama, and mystery of the sea and the seashore
Mermaid poems are often very hard to find, so I was so excited when I found this book! Although this book sadly, only has one or two poems about mermaids, the rest of the book is phenomenal. There is a poem for each sea animal that is commonly associated with the ocean, such as a crab, whale, shark, anemone and a clam! Even though the illustrations are in black and white, it really does not matter, because the words , and how they are strung together, speak for itself. Anyone who simply appreciates and loves the ocean, as well as mermaids, will love this beautiful book of poems. I give this book (****) 4 stars.
- Sirenita The Selkie