Author(s): Julia Donaldson
The singing mermaid is tempted away from her home at Silversands to join the circus. The audiences love her but the poor mermaid, kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, soon longs to return to the freedom of the sea. Will she ever escape? The Singing Mermaid is a beautiful, lyrical picture book from the creators of the bestselling What the Ladybird Heard, now available as a glittery board book -- perfect for younger readers.
Did you ever go to Silversands on a sunny summer's day? Then perhaps you saw the mermaid who sang in the deep blue bay.
[A] tip-top adventurous ballad which will hold its readers captive Guardian [...] a delightful rhyming adventure. Daily Mail
Julia Donaldson, the 2011-13 UK Children's Laureate, is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's most-loved picture books, including THE GRUFFALO, WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD and THE TROLL. Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs - and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Edinburgh and West Sussex. Lydia Monks is one of the most original picture book artists working today. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her critical acclaim and several awards, including the Smarties Prize. Her collaborations with Julia include WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD, THE SINGING MERMAID, SUGARLUMP AND THE UNICORN and for older readers, the PRINCESS MIRROR-BELLE stories.