Did you ever go to Silversands on a sunny summer's day? Then perhaps you saw the mermaid who sang in the deep blue bay.
Julia Donaldson, the UK Children's Laureate, is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's most-loved picture books. In addition, Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs - and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand.Lydia Monks is one of the most original picture book artists working today. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her critical acclaim and several awards, including the Smarties Prize.
A delightful tale . . . each glittery, tactile page is beautifully illustrated and gently teaches youngsters the value of friendship, courage and trust. * ASDA Magazine * [...] a delightful rhyming adventure. * Daily Mail * [A] tip-top adventurous ballad which will hold its readers captive. * Guardian * "[A] tip-top adventurous ballad which will hold its readers captive." - Guardian "[...] a delightful rhyming adventure." - Daily Mail