PICTURE BOOKS
Wetzel, Joanne Stewart

Mermaid School

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Julianna Swaney. All goes swimmingly for narrator Molly at her first day of Mermaid School. The teacher, Miss Marina, leads her multicultural fish-tailed students (both female and male) through familiar-with-a-twist activities, from storytime ("of boys and girls who have no tails") to singing the "A-B-Seas." Soft, aquatic-hued illustrations suit the reassuring rhyming verse. Tips in the appended "Mermaid School Handbook" could help land-dwelling new students, too.

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