The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid is a lovely modern day children’s fairytale story.
I wasn’t concerned that this book might be directed more at little girls as I try to keep everything neutral for H and to be honest he thoroughly enjoyed the book especially the artwork.
Kittie Lacey is the main character who happens to the best hairdresser in town, along with her best friend Coral the mermaid the story focuses on how Coral wishes to become a human but when she does she is very unhappy and loses not only her tail but her beautiful singing voice to the wicked sea witch. Without giving too much away the story follows the tale of retrieving Coral’s singing voice and the trials and tribulations of doing this! It has a good undercurrent of wishing to be something you are not and maybe embracing that you should be happy with who you are but obviously directed at small children! No fairytale would be complete without a love story and a happy ending!
Very good writing and clear artwork accompanies this book, each picture itself started a good storyline with H.
You can see a great interview and overview of the book with the author Abie Longstaff here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjtSFZxh2Uk
So all in all this is a great book with a good storyline and worthy of being read to both little boys and girls.
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Disclaimer – I received a copy of the book free of charge but all words and opinions are my own