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Like most children's books it leaves a lot out of the story but this one is especially poor in that area. It jumps from one incident to another leaving you wonder how it got there. Kids can get lost in detail but this book didn't have even the barest transitions. And, it isn't even cute - there is no cleaver pics or gimmicks for the child to get lost in (so they forget the poor writing). I would choose something else.
I bought it due to its high rating but was perplexed when I received it. Not much of a content and even though my daughter is really into mermaids (toddler), she didn’t seem to enjoy this book much either.
I was going to buy this book for from my friend's daughter to get her interested in becoming a mermaid like me one day. I'm a dive professional and I strive to get more women interested in the activity.
Fortunately, for me, another viewer posted pictures of the books content. One of the pages states " We escaped from all the sharks. that was a SCARY scene." Why is the author promoting that sharks are scary? This connotation makes kids scared of these fascinating creatures. Kids should not be taught to be scared of sharks, they should be educated properly.
In the Amazon Kindle eBook, it displays oddly. The image fills part of the Kindle page and must be manually expanded, but not too much, to get to a usable size to read. This doesn't happen with other regular books so it may be that kids books that are images don't format well for Kindle.