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Rave Review for K.G. Campbell’s The Mermaid and the Shoe from School Library Journal

08 Jul 2014


In a review for Fuse 8 Productions/ School Library Journal, Elizabeth Bird called K.G. Campbell‘s author-illustrated picture book, The Mermaid and the Shoe, “the best little mermaid related picture book of all time.” The Mermaid and the Shoe is K.G.’s second author-illustrated book, following Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters which earned him an Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor and Golden Kite Award for Best Picture Book Illustration in 2013.  Both books are published by Kids Can Press.

From the review:

“With its can do mermaid who seeks answers in spite of her age and size, its beautiful watercolor and pencil crayon imagery, and writing that makes the reader feel like they’re indulging in a contemporary classic, there is no question in my mind that The Mermaid and the Shoe is the best little mermaid related picture book of all time. 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. It’s not an easy task, but when it works boy HOWDY does it work! Beguiling and bewitching, there’s only one true word to describe this book. Beautiful.”

Click here to read the full review.