Saturday, June 30, 2012

Book Review - The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Mermaids


The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Mermaids

By: Ammi-Joan Paquette
Illustrated by: Marie Letourneau
Publisher: Tanglewood Press
Publication Date: February 2012
ISBN: 978-1-933718-59-0
Reviewed by: Amy Lignor
Review Date: July 1, 2012

I love reviewing children’s books because they are the one thing that bring back beauty, fun, and good, old-fashioned excitement. This book is a new one that parents will love sitting and reading to their kids. Teens are not the only ones who are ‘into’ the mystical realm - younger kids love it too. And with the absence of Potter, they’re not getting many mystical books now. This book, of course, is a great deal smaller than Rowling’s offering, however the fact that we are looking for mermaids on a beach is a lot of fun!

The author and illustrator use anime as well as real photographs of children looking around the beach in all niches and crevices in order to find those mystical little mermaids that hold magic in their hearts and souls.

From leaving petals of Queen Anne’s Lace as an offering for the mermaids, to imagining the hard-to-get sea creatures playing tag in the coral reefs with their best-buddies, the seahorses, that dwell there, each page is an adventure that you and your kids will love.

So take a look at the inner-workings of the ocean. Listen to the sounds of whispers in the conch shells, and search for that spark of glistening water that will point the way to making friends with the magical mermaids! And…enjoy!

Quill Says: A true delight for both children and parents.