Mermaid Island

Written by Margaret Durrell • Illustrated by Julie Durrell

Reviewed by Justin N. (age 7)

This story is about two girls named Jane and Molly. Jane and Molly like to play and swim together. But Molly has a secret that she has never told anyone. She is a mermaid! When she's about to turn into a mermaid she wraps a towel around her legs. Jane doesn't care that Molly is a mermaid. They still swim and play together because they are friends.

When Molly turned into a mermaid at the beach it reminded me of when I went to the beach and caught sand crabs. I like this story because it is about an island. It was cool when they made a sand castle at the beach. It reminds me of a time when my sister and I built a sand castle at the beach.

I would recommend this book to second graders who like going to the beach. Kids will like when Molly the mermaid's feet turn into a fish tail.

Justin N. is a student in Mrs. Laffin's 2nd Grade Class