Book Type: Novel
Author: Debbie Dadey
Late-breaking news from the Trident City Tide: There have been shark sightings in Trident City! No swimming alone! Pearl's father even hires a Shark Guard to escort her to school. Pearl starts stirring up lots of trouble with anything that has to do with sharks, even denouncing the skeleton Kiki has in her room. And then, to make matters worse, Pearl accuses Kiki of stealing her precious pearl necklace! And though the undersea waters are indeed filled with danger, Pearl just might discover that true friends can provide a sense of safety!
I wasn't too thrilled that they had a book on Pearl. Pearl is the mean girl, the bully. She irritates me and seems to have it out for everyone. She reminds me of the bullies who bothered me when I was a young mergirl. I also didn't like how Dadey made it seem that sharks are killing machines. In fact, I think it would've been cool if a shark entered the city and was friendly instead of being a monster. I really didn't like this particular book in the Mermaid Tales series. I give this book (**) 2 stars.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Another series is finished!
Check out what I thought of the Real Mermaids Series by Helene Boudreau
Friday, February 20, 2015
Author: Debbie Dadey
The third graders at Trident Academy are traveling to the surface of the ocean for the first time ever for a exciting activity: They're going to visit a pod of humpback whales! But Kiki is less than thrilled. In fact, she's scared from the top of her head to the tip of her tail. After all, the enormous creatures could swallow her (and maybe her entire class) in one giant gulp! Kiki's pals Shelly and Echo try to help shrink her fears, and when a new friend comes along, a very big, whale-size friend Kiki's courage emerges, and the fun looms large.
So far, this has been my favorite of the "Mermaid Tales" series. What I really liked about the main theme is that it teaches young merchildren that being scared is normal, especially being scared of your friend's reaction to your fear. I also love that this book teaches you to overcome your fears, whether it's with your friends or by yourself. Merkids will also learn that just because a creature is big, doesn't mean it will harm you; in fact, it might be friendly, like the humpback whales in this story! I really recommend reading this along with your little one if they are having a tough time overcoming their fear. I give this book (*****) 5 stars.