Once, there were two best friends. One was from the sea, a mermaid named Merrin, and one was from the land, a human named Molly.
Merrin has never been to Molly’s house; how can she visit when she is a mermaid, and has to stay underwater? But then comes the night of the Mermaid Moon, when sea creatures can fly through the air! And this year, Merrin is finally old enough to join in. Together, she and Molly visit the Mermaid Moon festival, eat ice cream, and ride on a swing in Molly’s garden. But trouble arises when it is time for Merrin to leave. If she doesn’t get back home before the moon sets, the Mermaid Moon magic will disappear from the earth forever...
In this magical picture book perfect for all young mermaid lovers, two best friends – one who lives on land, the other in the water – share an exciting adventure on the night of the Mermaid Moon: the one time each year mermaids can leave the sea.
Briony’s modern fairytale wherein friendship is key, will appeal specially to thoughtful readers and listeners who enjoy a touch of magic, which is something that her illustrations in particular are imbued with.
Red Reading Hub
This charming story of friendship will strum at the hearts of the readers… A wonderful read aloud, children will hang on to every word.
Calming and dreamlike, the gentle lull of The Mermaid Moon is one for reading at bedtime, sending children off to sleep with visions of marvellous mermaids and watery-filled wonderlands.
A Word About Books
This is a delightful fantasy… The illustrations present the village and mermaid cave in the detail that children love. As one expects with Walker Books, the attention to design is impressive from the seaweed endpapers to the cheeky ending