February 2011, Simon and Schuster
16 pages, Hardback
Textures, counting, parts that move, life under the sea, mermaids, super cute,
Summary from Simon and Schuster.com (it had vanished from the UK site at the time of posting this)
Have a tea party undersea and practice counting with , this sparkling touch and feel and pull tab novelty book by bestselling creator Mara Van Fleet!
Nayuleska's reason for liking the mermaids...They are extremely cheerful girls, they enjoy interacting with their sea-swimming friends, and making counting fun.
What style are the illustrations? Brightly coloured, could look like felt tips. Some parts are shiny, others are sparkly - there's something different on each page.
Is the book interactive or are the illustrations engaging? The illustrations encourage counting with various sea creatures performing tricks with the mermaids close by. There are bits to pull, push, twist and touch (sticky parts!) Definitely a book that will provide enjoyment with each read.
Are there any messages put forward to the reader? That counting can be fun! And there's a diverse range of life under the sea.
One of my favourite parts was...when the girls first send the invitations because they look so happy about having guests.
This colourful, enchanting book gets 10/10 from me.
The first book which comes to mind is Abie Longstaff's cute and funny The Fairytale Hairdresser: Or How Rapunzel Got her Prince!