All About Mermaids

Crown. May 2021. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780593307151.
Gr 1-3–A delightful read, this book breezily asserts “facts” about those legendary creatures, the mermaids. The text is perfectly deadpan, with information about mermaids always in gold-lined boxes. The illustrations are beautiful and show how mermaids are different, and how they are the same. Readers learn how they live, what they eat, and how to make friends with one. As a collection of folklore, this book is riveting, with other sea animals making cameos, aided by labels and captions. The illustrations of sea life and mermaids are breathtaking. Quinn does a great job capturing the readers’ imaginations and never wavering in mission. It will be up to those sharing the book whether to break the spell or not.
VERDICT A book to reassure mermaid lovers and enlighten them further.

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