This is the latest addition to the Land of Nod series from Ladybird is such a perfectly joyous tale of a gorgeous black little mermaid avoiding bedtime. It is lovely to see some diversity in mermaid tales and this adventurous little soul is a beautiful way to embrace this in children’s fiction.
We enjoyed the previous two titles Little Unicorn and Little Monster and the Little Mermaid is one of our favourite characters so this was a delight to indulge our love of mermaids in this bedtime setting.
The illustrations throughout are just exquisite, whilst the previous two had a wonderful inky dreamy quality this has a beauty and serenity from the seascapes that is just gorgeous and calming adding a tranquility to the experience of reading.
From a swirling shoal of rainbow fish to a whale leaping for the sky this is full of amazing aquatic illustrations to inspire beautiful adventure filled dreams.
Both my girls enjoyed this story immensely but it particularly captured the imagination of Tinyfae.
10 Minutes to Bed Little Mermaid by Rhiannon Fielding & Chris Chatterton is published by Ladybird.