Tuesday, February 18, 2014

'The mermaid and the shoe' book review

'The mermaid and the shoe' book review

"The mermaid and the shoe" written and illustrated by K.G. Campbell is a great children's picture book. I loved the character of Minnow. Her determination
and will to learn, discover, and persevere made her a engaging and
likable character. Children who will read this book and will fall in
love with not only the incredibly well written plot, but with the rich
and soft illustrations.

I found myself absorbed in the story from page one. Despite the
challenge that Minnow faced she didn't give up on herself. She knew that
she held an important role and she did whatever she could to find the
answers she sought. This book takes walks us through the life of King
Neptune's fifty beloved daughters. Each of his daughters was special in
her own way. Some of his daughters had great talents and others were
highly skilled, but one Minnow. She wasn't sure what areas she was
gifted in. Nevertheless, Minnow was going to explore many different
talents and skills until she found her niche.

I would definitely recommend this book for young children. There is a
wonderful lesson to be learned about determination, perseverance, and
finding your talents. This would also be a great interactive read-aloud
for the classroom, it would ideally lead into a lesson about what skill,
talents, or activities the children are good at.

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