The Little Mermaid

Robert Sabuda‘s The Little Mermaid is a beautifully illustrated pop-up book based on the 7710-43original Hans Christian Anderson tale. Poor Little Mermaid sells her voice for a chance to gain the love of a prince that never sees her for who she is. Instead, she does a lovely act of self-sacrifice (as do her sisters) and earns an eternal soul. Far from the fairy tales where happily ever after includes a marriage, this story is bittersweet. While the prince does get married, it isn’t to the little mermaid.

The illustrations pop out on every page, amazing everyone in my family, a true book for all ages.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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1 Response to The Little Mermaid

  1. LOVE pop-up books! And Mr Sabuda does them well! Thanks for sharing!

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