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  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Evans Brothers Ltd (21 Nov 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0237539071
  • ISBN-13: 978-0237539078
  • Paperback: (Feb 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0237538946
  • ISBN-13: 978-0237538941

For 6 - 8 year olds

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One day at the beach, Anna, Ellie and Joe find a funny-looking fish in a rock pool. To their surprise, they find that it is a baby mermaid! They take the merbaby home in a bucket and keep it a secret from Mum. But, four year-old Joe isn't very good at keeping secrets, and soon the merbaby is in danger. Will Anna and Ellie be able to save her? "Skylarks" is a wonderful series of illustrated stories with chapters for young readers who are growing in confidence. Each story is approximately 2000 words broken into 7 or 8 chapters.


    Nicole, Year 2, Kent

Penny writes wow words like 'tiddly' and 'rippling' and 'shimmered'. The children have a big secret and won't tell Mum. When the Merbaby cries, Anna and Ellie help her. The Merbaby is full of lovely descriptions. I liked the dialogue when they were 'squabbling'. The dialogue is very funny. It's exciting and interesting. My favourite part in the book was when Mum comes up the stairs and Anna thinks it is Ellie, but it is Mum and Anna pretends it is her doll she is talking to. (p28, p29)


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