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Is it a Mermaid?

By Candy Gourlay
Illustrated by Francesca Chessa

When Benjie 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... are the children in for a big surprise?

When Benjie 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 her mermaid’s tail and sings 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?

  • Funny and charming story about self-perception and friendship
  • Fantasy and reality combine in an idyllic beach setting
  • Great story for reading aloud

About the author

Candy Gourlay grew up in the Philippines but now lives in England. Her first novel, Tall Story, has won many awards. She has a strong profile on social media and is a very popular visiting author at schools and book events. This is her first picture book.

About the illustrator

Francesca Chessa has illustrated over 40 books with publishers all over the world, including Library Lily and Elliot’s Arctic Surprise. She lives in Turin, Italy, where she runs art workshops for children and adults.

ISBN: 9781910959121
Imprint: Otter-Barry Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: June 1, 2018
Dimensions: 239 x 275mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 03/06/18 at 23:56:39
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