ML loves to draw mermaids. I find them in her backpack, on her desk,and all over her bedroom floor. I even saw one when I peeked inside her messy school cubby. When The Mermaid and the Shoe by K.G. Campbell arrived, I knew I had to take it home. A combination of watercolor and crayon pencil are used to create the enchanting illustrations.
The story itself reminds me of a certain fairy tale without the prince or wedding. Instead, the young mermaid learns about herself on an exciting journey.
Campbell was born in Kenya and raised in Scotland. He’s now living in California; so he’s eligible for the Caledecott award. I’m adding this one to our mock list for 2015. One word describes this book. Majestic.