Wednesday, July 1, 2020

How to Meet a Mermaid - a bookwrap

Legend has it that the only way to meet a mermaid is to know where to look and how to craft a beautiful gift that shows her you care. If you’re lucky, she may even take you on an adventure to explore the ocean!


How to Meet a Mermaid

Authored by Sue Fliess
Illustrated by Simona Sanfilippo

* Ages:  3-6
* Grade Level:  PS-K
* Series:  Magical Creatures and Crafts (Book 5)
* Publisher:  Sky Pony
* Pub. Date:  June 16, 2020
* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Wonderful Illustrations for You 

The Book

Kids will love this wonderful summer read.  Beach time will have them gathering seashells, grass, coral, driftwood, and more to create a magnificent crown to present to a mermaid if they are lucky enough to meet up with one. 

"Once in every hundred years, the mermaids come to shore,
swimming to the surface, proving they are myth no more." 

A spirited group of diverse kids walk along the water's edge and voilรก a beautiful  mermaid  magically appears.  After receiving her crown she offers her hand and grants wishes which enable the kids to morph into enchanted mermaids themselves.  They dive in and are off on an underwater adventure ogling the sights and wonderment of the ocean.  

The story, written in rhyme, flows from page to page like a gentle lapping wave.  The whimsical illustrations remind the reader of a fairytale.  They are detailed and the colour pallet is soft and pleasing to the eye.  The author has included guides for parents and teachers instructing how to make mermaid crowns.  They list interesting facts of their history and folklore from different cultures.  All-in-all it's a wonderful book that both kids and adults will love!   I highly recommend it. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS! 

Meet the Author

SUE FLIESS is the author of dozens of children’s books, including How to Trap a Leprechaun, How to Track an Easter Bunny, How to Trick a Christmas Elf (all Sky Pony Press titles), Mary Had a Little Lab, Ninja Camp, and more. She’s also written for Walt Disney. Sue loves swimming in the ocean, and while she's spotted dolphins, she hopes to one day meet a mermaid. Sue lives with her family in Northern Virginia. Visit her at

About the Illustrator

SIMONA SANFILIPPO is a children’s book illustrator who lives and works near Turin, the magical town in the north of Italy. Lots of green hills and mountains have surrounded her since childhood and both of them have a big place in her heart, a northern one that loves oceans and snowy lands too. When she lets her pencils have a break, she loves reading about Celtic legends, creating cute handmade creatures, and having a walk into the woods discovering trees and Mother Earth’s gifts.

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