Author: Julia Dweck
Illustrator: Aida Sofia Barba
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Number of Pages: 61
Synopsis: “Not another mermaid story,” little Minnow wails, as Mama minnow tucks him into his coral bed. Readers will learn that this is no ordinary mermaid tale. This mermaid’s “tale” is quite extraordinary. Readers will delight in the bold and colorful illustrations and tender story line. Swim along with Finoor on her very first enchanting underwater adventure.
Furmaid is an unusual tale about a little mermaid whose unique characteristics and kind heart make her an inspiration to us all.
It's time for bed and little Minnow wants to hear a bedtime story, but he doesn't want it to be an average run of the mill mermaid story. Mama Minnow promises this one to be unlike any he's ever heard before. Reluctantly little Minnow agrees to listen unaware that he's in for a very big surprise.
I just love the title of this book! Although "Furmaid" starts out as a word used to tease Finnoor it later becomes a term of endearment, one that reminds us just how special she truly is.As the other mermaids torment her, she begins to feel bad about herself and wishes she wasn't different. But, when the mermaids and sea creatures are in trouble Finnoor wastes no time coming to the rescue with the very thing everyone has been poking fun at. The message of this story is clear and teaches children to be themselves and embrace their differences. They also learn to always have a kind heart even towards those who may not show kindness in return.
I recommend picking up a copy of Furmaid. Available on Amazon.