The Little Mermaid by author/illustrator Jerry Pinkney

Grade Level: Preschool – 3

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: November 3, 2020

In this version of The Little Mermaid, an inquisitive mermaid named Melody desires to encounter life on land. Her craving leads her to trade a gifted voice for legs so that she can explore an anti aquatic lifestyle. Melody does not realize that the Sea Witch who grants her wish for legs has evil plans. Mr. Pinkney’s intricate details, color variations and depictions of movements are delightful to view.

Goodnight Lagoon

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Goodnight Lagoon by author Lisa Ann Scott and illustrator Paco Sordo

Age Range: 4 – 8 years

Publisher: little bee books

Publication Date: June 4, 2019

A mermaid says goodnight to the living and nonliving elements in her habitat in this rhyming picture book. She acknowledges things above and in the lagoon. Scenes that depict above and below water simultaneously are attractive. A glossary about illustrations expands readers knowledge. My Book Eyes was delighted to learn about a narwhal.