Venus Underwater: Songs from Mermaidia is the first book of a new series Venus and Her FLy Trip.
Julia Hengst takes us on a trip to Mermaidia, an enchanted world where mermaids live! It’s a fun way of venturing into the fantastical world of mermaids. Through playful and catchy songs, Hengst introduces us to merbabies, and we even celebrate their birth. It’s a delightful world where there are all kinds of families and friendships. The mermaids learn magic at Charm School and become Sea Witches.
The book ends with A Mermaid Lullaby, a beautiful message to mother Earth.
I really enjoyed singing the poems and even rapped a few!
It’s a fantastical escapade, more like an action-adventure story full of puns, mind benders, and ridiculous characters! The illustrations by Esther Samuels-Davis are captivating, and sure to delight the reader. Font color, style, and size are appealing.
Though the book is meant for children in the 6-12 years age range, not all young readers might be able to read this independently and might require help. There are a lot of big and unfamiliar words. The sentences are long, and a few younger readers might lose interest.
Venus Underwater: Songs from Mermaidia is a delightful book to teach children important lessons of kindness, teamwork, and friendship in a fun manner.
Wordsopedia rating 3.5/5
I received the book from Discovery Reedsy in exchange for an honest review.
|Title: Venus Underwater: Songs from Mermaidia||Author: Julia Hengst|
|Publisher: Mind Trip Productions||Publication date: April 22, 2021|
|Genre: Fiction–Children’s||Format: Hardcover|
|ISBN: 9781736137529||No. of Pages: 36|
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About the Author
Julia Hengst is an avid surfer, traveler, and word nerd who resides in Maui. Passionate about psychology, spirituality and media literacy, she works as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She holds an undergraduate degree in Media Studies from UC Berkeley, a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, and an imaginary degree from the University of Puns.
Get in touch with the author on her website.