Wednesday, 29 April 2020

"Mabel: A Mermaid Fable" by Rowboat Watkins (Chronicle Kids)

Mabel is a mermaid, but quite unlike any other mermaid you'll ever meet.

Rowboat Watkins (possibly the BEST children's author name ever) has come up with an inspirational tale that will chime a chord with anyone who has never quite been sure that they fit in.

Mabel spends many a lonely day wondering why she can't be more like the other mermaids, until she meets Lucky the Octopus.

Lucky has a similar problem - in fact Mabel and Lucky are destined to become firm friends, both sharing that nagging feeling that they like who they are, but are expected to fit in. So will they ever discover the magic formula of balancing both?

The message here is lovely and positive, that we should all be a lot happier in our own skin and appearances are just surface, and can be deceptive.

Let's take a look inside at the lovely illustrations in "Mabel"

Sum this book up in a sentence: A hugely positive message about being happy with who we are, and making a friendship that will last the test of time.

"Mabel: A Mermaid Fable" by Rowboat Watkins is out now, published by Chronicle Kids (kindly supplied for review).