Review of The Mermaid
Written and Illustrated by Jan Brett
Ages: 4 - 8
Grade Level: P – 3
I’ve loved Jan Brett books forever, and now I’ve got a new one to love. The Mermaid is an underwater version of Goldilocks and the 3 bears. This time Goldilocks is a mermaid, and the bears are octupuses. The story uses the basic Goldilocks plot, but with ocean details. No one illustrates, or does borders like Jan Brett! And, there’s a great twist at the end. Goldilocks never made things right for Baby Bear, but Kiniro the Mermaid does. Read and find out how. FYI: Inspiration can strike anywhere! Jan found it on a visit to her daughter in Okinawa. A baby octopus waving hello from a coral reef.
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Whenever I read or write, I find a comfy chair with a great view. I get my favorite drink, stretch out, and let the words take me away.