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


Reviews


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...


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.


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.


Susan rated it ★★★★★

August 31, 2017

This enchanted story was so beautifully made to transport this classic fairy tale under the sea. The story was inspired by the seas off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. Brett used such bright colors of reds, pinks, and blues to bring life to the all the creatures, and especially the seashells found n...


Carol rated it ★★★★★

August 31, 2017

This is a retelling of the classic tale, Cinderella, but the bears are an octopus family and Cinderella is a mermaid! Children will surely marvel at the marine and fauna life in this intricate under-the-sea picture book. Join Kiniro, the mermaid, as she explores the house made of seashells and co...


Gps rated it ★★★☆☆

September 25, 2017

this retelling of the story of Goldilocks in an undersea story holds great illustrations, but a predictable ending. what else would one expect of a Goldilocks fable? so, fine illustrations, but they are almost too full of detail. and the print for the story seems small and hard for young eyes to...


Jeannie rated it ★★★★☆

July 27, 2017

Beautifully imagined and illustrated version of "Goldilocks and the Threes Bears" using Japanese themes and characters. The threes bears are actually octopuses, living in a lovely under water home. Brett's story is full of things for the reader to notice. One must read it over and over to truly a...





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