Mermaids’ Song to the Sea

Authors: Hutts Aston, Dianna , Kurilla (Illust.), Renee

Publication Date:

April 2024

Pages:

48

Age Group:

4 - 8 years

Format:

20.3 x 30.5 cm

Original language and publisher

English | Hippo Park

Territories Handled

World excl. Asia and North America

Territories Sold

Netherlands (Moon/Overamstel)

Genre

Children's

Mermaids’ Song to the Sea

Authors: Hutts Aston, Dianna , Kurilla (Illust.), Renee

Synopsis

​​Hand this to fans clamoring for new mermaid titles; they’ll learn something, too. – Kirkus Reviews

From acclaimed poet Dianna Hutts Aston (An Egg is Quiet) and #1 NYT bestselling illustrator Renée Kurilla (Just Because by Matthew McConaughey) comes a charming book in which three adorable mermaids share bedtime blessings with the sweet creatures of the coral reef.

Like Goodnight Moon, but for the creatures of the sea:

Bless clams in their beds, and lobsters in pods.
Bless sharks in their shivers, and squids in their squads.

In this gorgeous rhyming picture book perfect for cozy bedtime reading, three mermaid troubadours sing their blessings to sea creatures everywhere. “Bless clams in their beds, and lobsters in pods,” they sing. “Sharks in their shivers, and squids in their squads.” Draped with leis and strumming harps, the mermaids travel the ocean to deliver a benediction to their beloved community—fish, whales, sharks, sea snails and many more. Endpapers will identify all of the featured ocean creatures in this one-of-a-kind book that honors the denizens of the sea and brims with a gentle spirit of kindness and environmental awareness. With colorful, ethereal illustrations that will have young mermaid lovers turning the pages again and again, this special picture book is ideal for gift giving, vacation/staycation readalouds, or enjoying in a group storytime anywhere.