When Mermaids Sleep

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When Mermaids Sleep
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Co-Authors / Illustrators
Age Range
1+
Release Date
May 28, 2013
ISBN
037587061X
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In this beautifully lyrical bedtime picture book, young readers will be whisked to a land where mermaids sleep and pirates snore; where fairies slumber on flower petals and a giant's sleepy sighs make the valleys rumble. Featuring dream-like illustrations by Society of Illustrators Gold Medal recipients Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, When Mermaids Sleep is an ideal addition to the bedtime canon.

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Incredible
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would. Colorful, dreamlike illustrations draw the reader in. Lovely poetic prose creates a soothing cadence for a bedtime story. And the weaving in of magical creatures all across the world is masterfully done. I imagine if Tolkien had tried his hand at a child's bedtime story, it might have looked something like this.

Lush, magical, beautiful, and brilliant--WHEN MERMAIDS SLEEP is destined to become a bedtime classic.
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