Sunday, June 8, 2014

(20) Mermaid Dreams by Mark Sperring

Mermaid Dreams by Mark SperringBook Type: Children's Literature
Author: Mark Sperring
Pages: 32

Meriam liked lots of things, but she didn't like getting ready for bed..." As her mother scrubs behind her ears and combs the seashells out of her tangled hair, little beach babe Meriam describes a most extraordinary day: diving for pearls, swimming with dolphins, even frolicking with octopuses. Is Meriam making it all up?

No, because Meriam is every young girl's dream--a real-life mermaid who never, ever has to clean between her toes!

My Review:
After picking this book up from the library and examining the cover, I wasn't really sure what to expect . However, this book was pretty cute for a bedtime story, or even something to read after coming home from the beach! This is definitely a story for picky kids! The first line of the book is "Meriam liked lots of things, but she didn't like getting ready for bed," (Sperring 1).  I also loved that the text was whimsical and fun, but wasn't juvenile with simple sentences or words. Although the illustrations were a bit cartooney and weird, I liked them! They really add a dash of whimsy to this book. Overall, it was cute but nothing super exciting. I give this book (***) 3 stars.
-Sirenita The Selkie

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