Thursday, April 26, 2018

"How to Catch a Mermaid" - a bookwrap

Are mermaids real?  If they are can you actually catch one?  Today's featured book tries just that. Let's see if it's possible....... 


"How to Catch a Mermaid"

by Adam Wallace
Illustrated by Andy Elkerton

Age Range:  4-10
Grade Level:  2-5
Series: How to Catch
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Pub Date: July 3, 2018

Unwrapping some fabulous illustrations for you

About the book

"Last week I saw a mermaid.
It's not something I'd pretend!
I'd really like to catch her
so she could be my friend. "

So begins the tale of ... "how to."

This little girl yearns to encounter a real mermaid so she can tour mermaid city with her and swim for days and days.  She invites her friend to come join her team and together they plan out a mermaid-catching scheme. 

Their imaginations and creativity are ignited because nothing like this has ever been done before.  Do you know of anyone who has tried to catch a mermaid?  I sure don't.  Mermaids are streamlined and move fast and they can disappear in the wink of an eye so their plan will have to be clever, smart and sneaky.  Then... gotch ya!  

This wonderful rhyming book is written by New York Bestselling author Adam Wallace and the illustrations by Andy Elkerton are amazing.  The pictures are vibrant, packed full of action and detail and very expressive. They insert the reader right into the pages of the story and animate the narrative perfectly.  I love them!  

Kids will adore this underwater adventure as their imaginations ignite to try and figure out how in the world a mermaid can be caught.  I love books that stretch kid's minds into the realm of the make-believe and wonder.  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ Hugs

Introducing the author

I am a New York Times Bestselling author who loves writing stories that make children laugh and get excited about reading and drawing and writing and naps and music. As in I like naps and music. The books don't make kids excited about naps and music.

I now have over 45 books published and out in the world, and love each one as if it were my child ... except if that child is like really naughty and always breaks my favourite things and writes bad words on the walls of our house.
None of my books are like that.

About the illustrator

Andy began his career in illustration in 2003, after spending fifteen years working as a graphic designer in the computer games industry. Since then he has worked for a long list of clients in the fields of Picture Books, ELT, Magazine, Television, Toy, and Character Design. He has been nominated twice in the prestigious Language Learner Literature Awards, illustrated two New York Times bestsellers, a Barnes and Noble bestseller, and has recently ventured into writing with a picture book series based on Norse Mythology.

He currently lives in the town of Oban, on the West coast of Scotland, with his wife and three children.

My name is Andy,  I'm originally from Birkenhead Merseyside but now live in Oban on the West coast of Scotland. I have a wife called Tori, three little kids, and an old cat called Bisley.

For the past twelve years I've worked as a children's book illustrator, but for fourteen years before that I was an artist/producer in the computer games industry.

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