Mermaid Magic: Three Little Mermaids by Mara Van Fleet
THREE LITTLE MERMAIDS
WHO LIVED IN THE SEA...
When adorable little mermaids--a blonde, a redhead, and a brunette--decide to invite friends for tea, it's a party that youngsters aren't going to want to miss.
Veteran author Mara Van Fleet's Three Little Mermaids (Paula Wiseman Books) (Paula Wiseman/Simon & Schuster, 2011) has everything a board book needs to delight tots--very sturdy covers and pages, tear-resistant flaps which inspire guessing what's beneath, glowing colors, sparkly adornments, touchy-feely surprises for young fingers to find, a rubbery octopus with sticky treats, for example, and even a movable tab page in which four seahorses appear and disappear again in a kelp forest.
Add to these visual and tactile pleasures a set of rhythmic rhymes and a counting text which goes all the way up to ten sparkly jelly fish, and it's a seaside hands-on tale for tots. Pair this book with Van Fleet's equally delightful Little Color Fairies for merry mermaid and fairy fun.