The Singing Mermaid

The Singing Mermaid

Illustrated by Lydia Monks

When Sam Sly’s circus came to town,
Sam took a stroll by the sea.
He heard the mermaid singing
And he rubbed his hands with glee.

The singing mermaid is tempted away from her home shores to join the circus, but she soon longs to return to the freedom of the sea. Will she ever escape?

“Donaldson’s reliably entertaining rhymes and Monks’s brilliantly bold illustrations … add up to a delightful rhyming adventure for pre-schoolers” Daily Mail

“This is a lovely story, gently told, about trust, betrayal, friendship and courage. Like the best children’s books it invites children to experience the story in ways that appeal to them” The Guardian

Julia says ...

I think Lydia has made Sam Sly look a bit like my husband Malcolm! Here are the three of us with our mermaid puppet at the book launch for The Singing Mermaid.