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Tempted by the promise of fame and fortune, the Singing Mermaid joins a circus. The crowds love her, but the poor mermaid is kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, and she soon longs to return to the freedom of her ocean home. The Singing Mermaid is a delightful tale from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard . With brilliant rhyming verse and bright and distinctive illustrations, this glittery board book is perfect for young readers. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday .

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28th May '16
I read it to Mollym aged 4 aged 4 & to Alicem aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Both my girls love this author's books especially the fact each page is brightly coloured and has glitter! My 5yr old enjoys how this book rhymes 
23rd August '18
I read it to Samanna1 aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
We absolutely love this book. A lovely tale all about a mermaid that trusts people too much. It has a lot of rythming in which gives the book a lovely flow to it. 
7th November '16
I read it to Ellielebugjnr aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
We love this  large glittery rhyming big beautiful book. It's a unique story about a singing mermaid who gets trapped by a sly greedy circus man. The acrobat and seagull help her esacpe.Clever and funny. Sophie never gets bored of this book, always pulls it down from th shelf to read. 
13th September '16
meg read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
My daughter loves this book. She loves feeling all the glitter on the pages and loves how colourful the book is. We love julia donaldson. She is an amazing writer. The story is very capturing. We read the book very often it is one of my daughters favourites
13th November '14
Read to a child aged 1
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5 stars
Love the colourful and pretty illustrations and the rhyming verse in the book - we try to sing the story some nights. My son adores animals - so with each page containing at least one animal, he gets very excited. And nothing beats a book with a bit of glitter on every page.
30th January '15
Read to a child aged 5
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5 stars
We both loved this book mirren loved it especially as it has glitter on every page (perfect for every princess that loves a sparkle) and the pictures were very colourful and detailed. I especially liked this book because from my point of veiw it highlights stranger danger very subtlety as a man (sam who runs the circus) hears the mermaid sing beautifully he then goes and tells her that he can make her famous and she will have loads of money and she will stay somewhere beautiful. And all her friends try to warn her he was a lier but she went anyway and then realises not all is what it seems and askes to be freed but he just ignores her. So someone else has to help her get a way out. This to me from a parents point of veiw has been excellently done to re-enforce that you cant trust strangers and that no matter what they are promising you. That you should never go. My daughter also realised and mentioned that you shouldn't go with strangers or trust them either. She liked that it had a happy ending to.
21st October '15
I read it to AvaW aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
We love Julia Donaldson books in our house, so knew this one would be a hit. We had the princess mirror belle book, so saw this one and got it for my daughter, as knew she would love it. She is only 2 but she likes her books and it will be a book she can enjoy even when shes a bit older.   The singing mermaid joins the circus. The audience who watch the circus love her, but the evil circus owner keeps the mermaid locked in the tank. The mermaid longs for her freedom in the sea again, but will she get away? Its a great girly book. Bright and colorful, and the glitter on every page is an added extra that my daughter loves. Its funny, entertaining and the rhymes are lovely as usual. A very enjoyable book  
24th November '16
I read it to Ibby aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
This is a great Julia Donaldson book. Great pics. The book itself is written well and in rhyme which makes it a pleasure to read. It features a lot of adventures from the sea to the circus (and sea again) which is fun to see. Not just for girls as my son enjoys reading this too!
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