Author(s): Julia Donaldson; Lydia Monks (Illustrator)
Tempted by the promise of fame and fortune, the Singing Mermaid joins a circus. The crowds love her, but the poor mermaid is kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, and she soon longs to return to the freedom of her ocean home.
The Singing Mermaid is a delightful tale from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and a gorgeously glittery cover, this story is loved by children and parents alike.
Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday and The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.
Join the Singing Mermaid in a circus adventure as she attempts to escape back to her seaside home in this lyrical story, with a redesigned cover and glitter on every page.
Julia Donaldson is the UK's most successful picture book author, whose titles include the acknowledged modern classic, The Gruffalo, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Julia is also the author of the young fiction series, Princess Mirror-Belle, illustrated by Lydia Monks, and is much in demand for her brilliant events for children at schools, libraries and literary festivals. Lydia Monks is one of the most original picture book artists working today. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her awards including the Smarties Prize.