HB : £11.99
275 x 240mm
32 pages : Age 3+
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Is it A Mermaid?
Illustrated by Francesca Chessa
When Benji and Bel find a strange creature on a tropical beach they know it's a Dugong. But the Dugong insists she is a beautiful mermaid and to prove it, she shows them a mermaid song.
The children aren't convinced but they play with their new friend all the same. When it's time for her to go back to sea, there is one surprise left - could she be a mermaid after all?
Conservation information about the Dugong is included at the back of the book.
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From reviews of Is It A Mermaid?
"A diverse picture book, filled with tropical colours and cleverly informing readers about Dugongs, a species which is threatened with extinction." Mamma Filz
"The colourful collage style illustrations by Francesca Chessa are extraordinarily beautiful and suffused with a variety of rich blues and greens... I can guarantee that you will be able to feel the sunshine and hear the waves crashing as you immerse yourself in the beautiful pictures. And you will never think about mermaids in quite the same way again." Letter Press Project
"Humorous and appealing, this picturebook embarks on a journey to the borderlands between imagination and reality, while simultaneously creating an awareness of kindness, perception and the environment. The warm, whimsical illustrations paint an animated world, abundant in texture, colour and difference. A tropical vision of island and sea unfolds and swells the further into the book you dive. The story is charming and filled with meaning as the children are gently exposed to ideas of self-identity and differing points of view. There is a heartfelt understanding and expression of the culture of children and the reader enters into their world and sees it through their eyes. But primarily, it is simply an enchanting and fanciful adventure that encourages the reader to look closer and be filled with wonder. Gentle and captivating, this is a book that will delight everyone." INIS