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The singing mermaid is tempted away from her home at Silversands to join the circus. The audiences love her but the poor mermaid, kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, soon longs to return to the freedom of the sea. Will she ever escape? With glitter throughout, The Singing Mermaid is a beautiful, lyrical picture book from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, the creators of the bestselling What the Ladybird Heard .

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18th July '17
I read it to reading groups aged 4 to 11
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5 stars
We loved this book - the rhyming and the way the story gripped us until the mermaid finally found her way back to Silversands, with the help of Annie the Acrobat and behind the back of Sly Sam, who wanted to keep her imprisoned so that he could show her off in his circus.  A wonderful tale celebrating friendship and freedom, and, of course, the author's amazing creativity.
13th February '17
I read it to Skye aged 4 aged 4 & to Rocky aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
My 4 year old twins love this book. It's the tail of a mermaids looking for adventure but things go wrong when she believes the circus owner's lies. Wonderful rhymes as always from Julia Donaldson. It is also beautifully illustrated and my daughters love feeling the glitter. A great book. 
10th October '16
I read it to Bud aged 6 aged 6 , to Lydie aged 4 aged 4 & to Ezzie aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
My four year old daughter's current favourite bedtime story. It tells the tale of a mermaid who yearns for adventure so falls for the lies if a bad guy circus owner. Can she escape back to the ocean?
The book is gloriously glittery and Lydia Monks' illustrations tell the story beautifully alongside a typically wonderful Julia Donaldson rhyming tale. It's a really lovely story to read aloud and all three of my children enjoy it a lot.
23rd August '17
I read it to FreyasBooks aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This book is a hit with my 4 year old. It has a great story and rhyming plus its shiny/glittery, how could one go wrong with that!? :) 
4th October '17
I read it to BellaCam aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
a lovely story of a mermaid trying to find her way. She's sadly forced into the circus but with the help of her friends she manages to return to the sea and do the one thing she truly loves - singing. A lovely illustrated book with lots of glitter. 
1st September '16
I read it to CaityBelle aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
My daughter Caitlin loves Mermaids and loves this book. It has been one of her favourites for a while and she never gets bored with it. We bought it as a set with a little cuddly mermaid toy which she also loves.
10th October '16
I read it to Ibby aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
My son enjoys this story - it rhymes well and the pictures are great. If follows the tale of a mermaid who is forced into the circus - only to escape and live the life she has always wanted. Julia Donaldson does it again with this book!!
28th January '16
I read it to Doggy woof aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
:) A really lovely story; beautiful illustrations, colour and glitter. The rhyming text is easy to read aloud and my 6 year old was joining in by the end. A longer bedtime story but still achievable within 10 minutes. 
5th July '17
I read it to ArjanST aged 5 aged 5 & to KeeratKT aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
My five year old son and three year old daughter are huge Julia Donaldson fans and we recently added this book to our collection. The book is beautifully illustrated, with bright colours and glitter. It's the perfect match for this under the sea story with beautiful textures and so many things for children to look at. It's a lovely book to read aloud and has Julia Donaldson's usual lyrical style. The poetry flows beautifully and it really lends itself to being learned by heart. My children love it when I stop before the last word of each line so they can complete it themselves. 
25th April '17
I read it to Rubiroo aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
A truly beautiful book we love reading Julia Donaldson and this book was one of her best.
A story of a mermaid trying to live an adventure with a life of luxury but she is lied too and finds herself dreaming of returning.

The illustrations were fantastic there was lots to look for and find in the pages, my daughter loves sparkly books.

Brilliant rhyme as always made this book perfect for both of my girls.
27th May '17
I read it to Sophiesteph aged 4 aged 4
The Singing Mermaid 9781447210856
5 stars
We have read this story countless times and we love it (I read it to my 4yr old daughter). A lovely rhyming story with gorgeous pictures 
26th January '18
I read it to Frey aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Glitter glitter glitter! Yes it can be annoying how my 3 year old insists on feeling all the glitter on every page when reading this book, but I can put it past me as the story is a wonder! Lots of great characters from the circus, bright illustrations and again amazing rhymes from Julia Donaldson, a favourite at bedtime!
31st December '18
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
Love this book. Reading it to Albert started a talk on talking to strangers and strangers asking you to go with them. Albert loved that the pages had glitter on them 
15th December '18
I read it to Isaiah aged 4 aged 4 & to Ayrian aged 2 aged 2
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4 stars
I think this book is about a lovely mermaid which loves to sing.  A old man wanted to keep her to get rich.
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