Mermaid Dreams by Kate PugsleyMermaid Dreams by Kate Pugsley

Mermaid Dreams

byKate Pugsley

Hardcover | April 30, 2019

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Mermaids come in all shapes and sizes! In this sweet picture book, a shy little girl goes on a magical underwater adventure filled with adorable mermaids, silly sea creatures, games with new friends and wonderful surprises!

One sunny Saturday, Maya and her parents visit the beach. Maya loves the beach: the warm sand feels wonderful between her toes. But it would be more fun if she had a friend. Too shy to say hello, Maya watches the kids play nearby, and slowly her eyes droop closed . . .

When Maya awakens she has been transported to a magical underwater world. Maya admires the sea creatures flitting around her, and she discovers that she too has a beautiful tail. Maya is a mermaid! But who is calling out a greeting from behind that coral? Whose bright eyes are peering at her from the sea grass? Whose laughter does she hear? Could it be a new friend? Or just another sea creature?

This adorable picture book will delight the youngest daydreamers and shows us that making new friends may not be as hard as you think -- if you have a good imagination!
KATE PUGSLEY is an illustrator, painter and surface designer. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a BFA in Illustration. Kate designs lifestyle products under her own brand, and she works with clients like The New York Times, Red Cap Cards, Everlane and Lazzari. Mermaid Dreams is her debut picture book.
Title:Mermaid DreamsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 9.81 × 8.94 × 0.41 inPublished:April 30, 2019Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0735264910

ISBN - 13:9780735264915


Rated 3 out of 5 by from A young girl finds a mermaid and a friend at the beach Finn desperately wants a friend to play with at the beach, but even more so she would love to meet a mermaid. When she falls asleep her dreams take her to a magical underwater world where she meets a mermaid and becomes one herself. When she wakes up she spies a new friend to share her day with.
Date published: 2019-03-11

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR Mermaid Dreams:“A cute and simple story about making friends.” --Kirkus Reviews"Pugsley’s use of watercolour for the illustrations is a beautiful addition to Maya’s dream-like fantasy world [and she] also cleverly uses varying depths of field to illustrate Maya’s feelings of loneliness and isolation in the beginning of the story compared to the end." --CM Magazine“Mermaid Dreams invites children to test the waters of independence from parents, and reassures them that they are not alone in this quest.  Using the language of a child’s dream world and the shapes and colors of their own crayon box perspective, Kate Pugsley adds a new vibrancy to the enduring mermaid myth.” --Imaginary Elevators