There's No Such Thing As... Mermaids (There's No Such Thing As...)

by Lucy Rowland (Author) Katy Halford (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

There's no such thing as mermaids... right? When a little girl is told by her sister that mermaids aren't real, she doesn't believe it for a second. To prove her sister wrong, she makes a list of places to search and sets off to prove her wrong.

From the lake to the park to the beach, she looks for mermaids everywhere. Could her sister be right? Or are mermaids hiding just out of sight?With an engaging search-and-find element on every page, this hilarious story is packed full of fun for kids to enjoy. The bouncy, rhyming text makes for the perfect read-aloud and Katy Halford's adorable art gives kids plenty to explore.

A hilarious new mythical tale that's sure to become a family favorite!

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Kirkus Reviews

Fun and breezy fodder for mermaid fans.

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Praise for There's No Such Thing As...Mermaids:

"Will appeal to preschool-aged readers. ...Fun and breezy fodder for mermaid fans."—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for There's No Such Thing As... Unicorns:

"Lively rhyming text pairs well with whimsical cartoon drawings of a diverse community. Kids will enjoy scouring the colorful pages for hidden images... An entertaining read for unicorn lovers, with a touch of sweetness." — Kirkus Reviews

Lucy Rowland

Katy Halford is the illustrator of several books for young children, including Naughty Narwhal by Emma Adams, Noodle the Doodle by Jonathan Meres, and Rapunzel to the Rescue by Lucy Rowland. As a child she would create paper houses and shops and would play for hours in these imaginary worlds, creating little stories and acting them out. Katy lives in Leicestershire, England.

Lucy Rowland is an award-winning picture book author and a children's speech and language therapist. She is the author of Rapunzel to the Rescue, illustrated by Katy Halford, Unicorns Don't Love Sparkles, illustrated by Mike Byrne, and the No Such Thing series, illustrated by Katy Halford. She lives in Gloucestershire, England, with her husband and son.
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Scholastic Inc.
Publication date
February 20, 2024
There's No Such Thing As...
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV051000 - Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
JUV022000 - Juvenile Fiction | Legends, Myths, & Fables | General
Library of Congress categories
Humorous stories
Picture books
Stories in rhyme
Humorous fiction
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play

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