New book from Gruffalo author

Julia Donaldson’s new book, The Singing Mermaid, is a sparkling read for pre-schoolers and early readers


Don’t you just love picture books that have some texture on each page, as well as amazing imagery?


The Singing Mermaid, written by Julia Donaldson (the current Children’s Laureate and best known for writing The Gruffalo) and illustrated by Lydia Monks (The Rhyming Rabbit, Babbit and What the Ladybird Heard), offers glitter sprinkled across every page.

It’s an enchanting tale of a mermaid who delights her seaside friends with her singing voice. But she’s tempted away by an unscrupulous circus impresario who sees money when she sings.

The mermaid enchants the circus crowds and makes friends with the performers but soon longs to be set free. In the end, her new friends come up with an ingenious way for her to return home.

The clever rhyming lines that Julia Donaldson is so famous for give a lovely lift to the tale, and Lydia’s playful illustrations are great for spotting little creatures and pointing things out for your child.

With the glitter and pretty mermaid, it’s a book that will appeal to little girls. Perfect entertainment for cold, wet days.


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