Love of a father for his daughter. True love. It truly is the greatest bond of all. Come along for a story of a lifetime. Get A Copy. More Details Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Humdadao of Baltimore , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Humdadao of Baltimore. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details.
More filters. Sort order. Jan 10, Danita Brown rated it it was amazing. Have nothing but love. Is all I can say. Read it and u tell me. View 2 comments. Dee Cherry marked it as to-read Jan 10, Teresa marked it as to-read Jan 10, Artesure marked it as to-read Jan 10, Tammara marked it as to-read Jan 10, Tiara marked it as to-read Jan 10, Nicole marked it as to-read Jan 11, FreeFormLady marked it as to-read Jan 11, Kim Morris marked it as to-read Jan 14, Rakeesha marked it as to-read Jan 30, Inspired, Minnow goes up to the surface to discover its use.
What she finds shocks her, but also gives her a true purpose. No, Minnow is an explorer through and through. My three-year-old daughter has a laser-like ability to hone in on any new picture book that appears in my bag when I come home from work.
Happily she enjoyed the book thoroughly, but with its emphasis on cruel older siblings and the importance of making your own path, this is going to be best enjoyed by a slightly older readership. As I may have mentioned before, Disney ruined us for mermaids. Still, I like to think those kids will be few and far between. First off, the book does have some similarities to the Ariel storyline. The story focuses yet again on his youngest daughter who longs to know more about the world up above. But once you get past the peripheral similarities, Campbell strikes out into uncharted territory, so to speak.
With this book Campbell strikes a storytelling tone. It has a purpose, and I will discover it! Campbell knows how to follow a plotline to its logical conclusion. I also love the core message of the book. She not only asks the right questions but she sets out to find answers, no matter where they lead her. Then she comes back and shares information with her fellow mermaids, reporting her findings and sticking to the facts. You could also call her a storyteller, but to my mind Minnow is out there chasing down leads, satisfying her own curiosity over and over again.
You might even say she comes close to the scientific method though she never sets up a hypothesis so that would be a bit of a stretch.
Humdadao of Baltimore: A Father's Heart. A Daughter's Love.
You could argue both ways, but there is little doubt in my mind that Campbell just happened to be the best possible artist for this book. Notice how beautifully Campbell frames his images. In some pages he will surround a round image like a window with aspects of the scene seaweed, fronds, or in the case of the world above, wildflowers. Consider too his use of color.
The single red shoe is the only object of that particular bright hue in the otherwise grey and gloomy underwater lands. The mermaids themselves are all white-haired, a fact that makes a lot of sense when you consider that sunlight never touches them. The man knows how to pull back sometimes and then go in for the close-up. And true, you notice it for about half a second. Then you get into the book itself and all is well. Utterly charming and unique, I can only hope it inspires other artists and authors to attempt to write more quality works of picture book fiction about magical creatures for the kiddos.
Lovely illustrations, beautiful story about finding your strengths.
Download PDF The Mermaids Shoes
Rather than telling children that they can do anything they want to if they just try hard enough, this story focuses on finding out what it is that you are good at. Rather nicely features a father who is proud of all of his daughters for their individual talents.
I'm rather fond of mermaid stories, and the four year old is getting to a stage where she is a bit more interested in mermaids and princesses mostly she loves cars so I got this out from the library with somewhat low expectations I think that this story is particularly suitable for children in the years age range: I really enjoyed this book.
I've been buying books to start building a library for my daughter who is currently 20 months old. As a read aloud book I think she'll be ready for this by the time she's 3. The story is very sweet about a mermaid who finds her talent is being curious, asking questions, and telling stories and is a good message for young kids. The illustrations are beautiful I'd definitely recommend this to others. My only teeny tiny negative is that I wish it was a little longer than it is Although darkly illustrated , it seems to make the story more mysterious and a lovely departure from all the brightly colored cutesy books out there.
THE MERMAID'S SHOES by Sanne te Loo , Sanne te Loo | Kirkus Reviews
My 4 year old granddaughter is intrigued and loves it. The Mermaid and the Shoe has beautiful illustrations, which are the best part of the book for us. The names of the characters are creative and the story has a good message about everyone having something special about them or being able to contribute in some way. Love the art work but the story of the two sisters isn't resolved.
One goes off on her own yay, and the other is a snobbish, critical, not so nice girl who remains that way to the end. The sister mermaid could have gone off without all the drama with her sister belittling and bullying her etc. Beautifully told story about the youngest mermaid who asks a lot of questions and isn't as good as her sisters at certain things finally finding something she is good at doing. It is empowering to little people who may feel like they're in the way sometimes. Illustrations are gorgeous too. My daughter loves this being read to her every night.
- novel units inc into the wild answers Manual?
- how to ignite your creativity Manual!
- Construction in the Landscape: A Handbook for Civil Engineering to Conserve Global Land Resources?
One person found this helpful. Toggle navigation Home. Contact Copyright Privacy. Book file PDF easily for everyone and every device.
The Mermaids Shoes
Happy reading The Mermaids Shoes Bookeveryone. This Book have some digital formats such us :paperbook, ebook, kindle, epub, fb2 and another formats. The Mermaid and the Shoe, Book Trailer. The Mermaids Shoes. Related The Mermaids Shoes.