Mermaids' Song to the Sea (Hardcover)

Mermaids' Song to the Sea By Dianna Hutts Aston, Renée Kurilla (Illustrator) Cover Image
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From acclaimed poet Dianna Hutts Aston (An Egg is Quiet) and #1 NYT bestselling illustrator Renée Kurilla (Just Because by Matthew McConaughey) comes a charming book in which three adorable mermaids share bedtime blessings with the sweet creatures of the coral reef.

Like Goodnight Moon, but for the creatures of the sea:

Bless clams in their beds, and lobsters in pods.
Bless sharks in their shivers, and squids in their squads.

In this gorgeous rhyming picture book perfect for cozy bedtime reading, three mermaid troubadours sing their blessings to sea creatures everywhere. “Bless clams in their beds, and lobsters in pods,” they sing. “Sharks in their shivers, and squids in their squads.” Draped with leis and strumming harps, the mermaids travel the ocean to deliver a benediction to their beloved community—fish, whales, sharks, sea snails and many more. Endpapers will identify all of the featured ocean creatures in this one-of-a-kind book that honors the denizens of the sea and brims with a gentle spirit of kindness and environmental awareness. With colorful, ethereal illustrations that will have young mermaid lovers turning the pages again and again, this special picture book is ideal for gift giving, vacation/staycation readalouds, or enjoying in a group storytime anywhere.

About the Author

Dianna Hutts Aston is the award-winning author of many acclaimed picture books celebrating the awe and wonder of nature. Her seven titles in the An Egg is Quiet series include A Rock Is Lively, which was a 2022 Boston Globe Best Children’s Book of the Year. She wrote The Moon Over Star, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, which won a Caldecott Honor in 2008.

#1 New York Times Bestselling Illustrator Renée Kurilla is known for several books, including Orangutanka, Chicks Rule!, and the Ada Lace series. She is also the author-illustrator of several titles, including One Springy, Singy Day and The Flower Garden, a 2022 ALA Graphic Comics Round Table Best Graphic Novel Pick. Renee holds an BFA in illustration from Lesley University College of Art and Design.

Praise For…

“Get ready to be swept away!” — Read Brightly

​​"Hand this to fans clamoring for new mermaid titles; they’ll learn something, too."—Kirkus Reviews

Adorable....a very sweet bedtime read for any mermaid-obsessed youngster." —Youth Services Book Review

"This delightful book celebrates marine life in language sure to resonate with little ones.” — Washington Parent
Product Details
ISBN: 9781662640285
ISBN-10: 1662640285
Publisher: Hippo Park
Publication Date: April 30th, 2024
Pages: 48
Language: English