While riding the subway home with his Nana one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume.
A butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Nana think about the mess he makes – and even more importantly – what will she think about how Julian sees himself?
This book is suitable for children between 3 and 6 years of age.
In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world. Mesmerizing and full of heart, Jessica Love’s author-illustrator debut is a jubilant picture of self-love and a radiant celebration of individuality.