The Mermaid by Jan Brett

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When Kiniro, a young mermaid, comes upon a gorgeous house made of seashells and coral, she is so curious that she goes inside. She's thrilled to find a just-right breakfast, pretty little chair, and, best of all, a comfy bed that rocks in the current.
But when the Octopus family returns home, they are not happy to find that someone has been eating their food and breaking their things. Baby has the biggest shock when she finds the mermaid asleep in her bed! Luckily, shock turns to happiness when Kiniro gives her a thoughtful gift before escaping from the twenty-four arms coming her way.

Title : The Mermaid
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ISBN : 0399170723
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 pages


Jen rated it ★★★★★

July 03, 2017

The artwork is GORGEOUS and the idea behind the story is really innovative, at least to me. I'm never a fan of B&E, but it's a reboot of a fairy tale where it is the central plot point. Very well done, beautiful book. Five, it's Jan Brett can you imagine less than five, stars. :)

Elaine rated it ★★★☆☆

August 23, 2017

The ever-gorgeous illustrations of Jan Brett redeem this otherwise unoriginal story.

John rated it ★★★★★

August 31, 2017

Jan Brett creates a new twist to the traditional story of Goldilocks. In THE MERMAID, Jan Brett skillfully illustrates an under the sea look at Goldilocks story. The main character Kiniro is a mermaid swimming in the seas off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. The illustrations depict ocean life from a...

Serenity rated it ★★★★☆

November 03, 2017

This is a fun new take on the three bears. I think the writing is just a bit clunky, but the illustrations are gorgeous (of course, this is Jan Brett!). Older elementary kiddos looking for a new take on this classic story will enjoy the book, as will those readers looking for a mermaid picture bo...

Jasmine rated it ★★★★☆

October 25, 2017

An adorable retelling of the Three Bears story, with Jan Brett's classic detailed illustrations.

Mary rated it ★★★★☆

September 03, 2017

Jan Brett reimagines Goldilocks and the Three Bears under the sea. This time it is octopi and a curious mermaid. Wonderfully detailed illustrations show the movements of all.

Anna Louise rated it ★★★★★

September 04, 2017

Beautiful illustrations. A retelling of Goldilocks.

Laura rated it ★★★★☆

September 30, 2017

The artwork is beautiful and I really enjoyed the underwater take on Goldilocks

Beverly rated it ★★★★★

September 11, 2017

A take-off on "The Three Bears" only set in the ocean with 3 octopuses and a black-haired mermaid as "Goldilocks." Brett also uses Japanese names for the octopuses and the mermaid. The octopuses are also dressed in Japanese style kimonos and hats.

Cindy rated it ★★★★☆

December 10, 2017

Brett, Jan. The Mermaid. G. P. Putnam’s Sons (Penguin), 2017. $18.99. Content: G. PICTURE BOOK. An ocean spin on Goldilocks and the Three Bears. In a magical undersea setting near the coast of Okinawa, Japan, live an octopus family. The baby octopus did not like his new hat. The family set off for...

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