The Mermaid and the Rainbow by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Jennifer Ramos

the mermaid and the rainbowthe mermaid and the rainbow by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is my second book from Wickstrom on this Mermaid and I fell in love all over again! This mermaid story takes to new discoveries using a cup, paper, cardboard, and a mirror. Such simple, everyday objects that young children can use for great scientific exploration! It is also a great story showing how a pair of human girls and a mermaid can share their knowledge and share what they know with one another to discover something new and exciting.
I’ve been so personally intrigued by these stories as a parent and an educator on how you can take such a popular character, a mermaid, and throw in the mix of scientific exploration with everyday items. It is such an important time for young children to harness that youthful discovery and imagination so this sense of inquiry can expand into their adulthood as they set their own path into the world. When a story can encompass the ability of exploration, it provides excitement and continued interest in the field. I would definitely recommend this story as well to families and educators of young children.

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