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Title:
Mermaid dreams / Kate Pugsley.
ISBN:
9780735264915
Publication Information:
Toronto : Tundra Books, 2019.

©2019
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 28 cm
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"One sunny Saturday, Pearl and her parents visit the beach. Pearl loves the beach: the warm sand feels wonderful between her toes. But it would be more fun if she had a friend. Too shy to say hello, Pearl watches the kids play nearby, and slowly her eyes droop closed.... When Pearl awakens she has been transported to a magical underwater world. Pearl admires the sea creatures flitting around her, and she discovers that she too has a beautiful tail. Pearl is a mermaid! But who is calling out a greeting from behind that coral? Whose bright eyes are peering at her from the sea grass? Whose laughter does she hear? Could it be a new friend? Or just another sea creature? This adorable picture book will delight the yongest daydreamers and shows us that making new friends may not be as hard as you think -- if you have a good imagination!"-- Provided by publisher.
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Summary

One sunny Saturday, Finn and her parents visit the beach. Finn loves the beach- the warm sand feels wonderful between her toes. But it would be more fun if she had a friend. Too shy to say hello, Finn watches the kids play nearby, and slowly her eyes droop closed . . . When Finn awakens she has been transported to a magical underwater world. Finn admires the sea creatures flitting around her, and she discovers that she too has a beautiful tail. Finn is a mermaid! But who is calling out a greeting from behind that coral? Whose bright eyes are peering at her from the sea grass? Whose laughter does she hear? Could it be a new friend? Or just another sea creature? This adorable picture book will delight the yongest daydreamers and shows us that making new friends may not be as hard as you think -- if you have a good imagination!


Author Notes

KATE PUGSLEY is an illustrator, painter and surface designer living in Chicago. She grew up in Cleveland before moving to Providence, Rhode Island, to attend the Rhode Island School of Design, where she achieved a BFA in Illustration. She designs fabrics for Italian fashion brand Lazzari and cards and stationery for Red Cap Cards, and has done illustrations for Flow Magazine, The New York Times, Tiffany & Co., Everlane, the United Nations, 3M, and children's furniture brand The Land of Nod. Mermaid Dreams is her debut picture book.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

At the beach, where "the air smells fresh and salty," a shy child named Maya falls asleep. As she dreams, she rides on her green turtle floaty, diving beneath the waves, "Maya slides off her turtle and realizes she can swim just like the other ocean dwellers." She's become a mermaid with a blue tail that comes up snug around her chest. Pugsley illustrates in a naïf style: Maya has almost doll-like features, while underwater flora and fauna-wavy green sea plants, speckled corals, and a deep red octopus-are rendered in thick, painterly shapes. Maya's eventual meeting with a fellow mermaid leads to her making a friend above water-a child named Pearl ("'Let's pretend we're mermaids,' whispers Pearl"). A dreamy beach day outing. Ages 3-7. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.