Now, when young beachcombers in your life go looking for mermaids, they’ll have a resource all their own.
It’s The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Mermaids (Tanglewood Press, 2012) by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Marie Letourneau.
This picture book provides all the clues small seafarers will need to increase their odds of finding an elusive mermaid.
Today’s guest reviewer loves to visit the beach — as you can see in the photo above – and would very much like to meet a mermaid one day.
Here’s what she had to say about this book.
Things I like to do: Play with my brothers, color and do projects.
This book was about: Mermaids that like to play hide and seek. They hide from people, but they also help the people find them.
The best part was when: When the little girl finds the mermaids.
I smiled when: When the mermaids primped and styled themselves.
I was surprised when: I was surprised by all of it.
This book taught me: Mermaids are real, and they live in the ocean. Daddy and me are going to find some next time we go to the ocean.
Three words that best describe this book are: I don’t know what describe means.
My favorite line or phrase in this book is: Magic!
My favorite picture in this book is: Mermaids playing in the coral with sea horses.
Other kids reading this book should watch for: Another kid trying to steal it, because everyone is going to want to have it.
You should read this book because: I love this book, and we’re going to read it tomorrow at bedtime too. Mommy is going to love it too.
Thank you, Amelia!
If this book is popular at your house, you’ll also want to find its predecessor, The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies from 2010.
If you’d like to learn more about Marie Letourneau, you can visit her website.
Oh, and if you want to see some kids’ ideas for what Ammi-Joan’s and Marie’s next book could be, visit Tara Lazar’s blog. She held a cool contest.
Meanwhile, have fun searching for mermaids. And when you find one, take its picture and send it to me. Maybe I can post it on this blog!