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The Mermaid and the Ice Cube Necklace (Mermaid Science) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Micalah Weatherholtz

The Mermaid and the Ice Cube Necklace (Mermaid Science)The Mermaid and the Ice Cube Necklace by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was really impressed with this authors ability introduce scientific concepts, tackle important topics like reusing and recycling, imaginary friends, and have wonderful, engaging illustrations and still manage to keep children entertained. While I feel this series of books is geared more toward girls, my boys still enjoyed it. As a homeschool mom I really appreciate books like this. It offers a lot of extra curricula, ideas for many activities, and lots of opportunities for learning. This is just one of many great books on offer from this author. It’s great for all ages.

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Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass (Mermaid Science Series) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Dahnielle Hibbert

The Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass (Mermaid Science, #3)The Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Mermaid books are a great way to introduce your child to science. This book contains a science experiment you can do with your child just like Fig shows Maia and Trezzie how to do. I love the illustrations and the detailed science at the back of the book. This book isn’t just a great read but a great learning opportunity. The characters are lovable and timeless.

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Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass (Mermaid Science Series) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Emily H

The Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass (Mermaid Science, #3)The Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Maia and Fig are playing by the water when Maia’s imaginary friend shows up. Maia’s friend is a mermaid named Trezzie. Trezzie finds something in the water and through creative work together finds a way to magnify the item in order to see what it is.

This was a fun story, I liked that it teaches you how to use simple things to solve a problem. Has directions at the end of the book which is great for for reading and activity plan for young readers.

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Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass: a Mermaid Science Story Reviewed by: Jaimie Salmon-Colburn

Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass: a Mermaid Science StoryMermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass: a Mermaid Science Story by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is adorable. And who doesn’t love mermaids?! This book is about two friends playing by a lake (Fig and Maia). Maia can see the mermaid Trezzie, but Fig can’t. It can make this a bit strange when playing. Fig and Maia are playing with stones when Maia spots Trezzie swimming towards them. Trezzie places a small stone next to Maia, but when she shows it to Fig she says it’s to small for their tower. Maia thinks there is something about it because it came from Trezzie. When they look closer they can see that there is something on it, but they need a magnifying glass to see it better. Science to the rescue! Fig says she knows how to make one, and lists an item she needs. Fig doesn’t see Trezzie go into the lake and bring back an item, but it shows up next to her feet!! Fig makes a magnifying glass with the container and they can see what is on the rock. Maia says to show Trezzie, but because Fig can’t see her she lets Maia show her. It turns out that there is a fossil on the stone. Something similar to a Rolly-Polly. The bug that curls up with you touch it. The girls ask if there are more so they can each bring one home. Trezzie leaves and is gone a long time. Fig thinks she got lost and decides to head home. What happened to Trezzie? Does she come back? Do they get their fossils? Read the book to find out that and more!! This book was for my seven year old. She LOVES mermaids and this one is so cute! The story keeps her locked in until the end. And it’s fun to test out some of the science from the books! There are more than one book, but they can be read as stand alone with no problems. I love the added science in the book. That’s not something that is really taught at the younger ages so “sneaking” it in now can’t hurt!

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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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Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass (Mermaid Science Series) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Christina Gran

The Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass (Mermaid Science, #3)The Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass by Lois Wickstrom

Cute, fun read that teaches children science concepts without making it appear to be learning. My 10yr old enjoyed the story and was excited to test out his own water magnifying glass, while my 18 month grandbaby was equally engaged with the beautiful illustrations presented throughout the book! In this third installment of Trezzie and her friends, the group uncovers some fossils, which Wickstrom brings to life for the children with her informative discussion and phenomenal illustrations. Highly recommend for all kiddos. My boys are excited to read the first two books in the series (although each is perfect as a stand alone story).

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Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass (Mermaid Science Series) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Erica Fish

The Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass (Mermaid Science, #3)The Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass is a part of the Mermaid Science Series by Lois Wickstrom. This is the perfect story to get young kids to get interested in science. The book is good for ages 4-8. The story takes the children through the science process. They are on an adventure to make a magnifying glass out of drops of water. This will pique the interest of girls using Trezzie the mermaid. The characters are unique just like other children. I love the fantasy concept to teach the concept of science to young children. I recommend this story and series for young children.

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Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass (Mermaid Science Series) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Michelle G

The Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass (Mermaid Science, #3)The Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My youngest loved this book. She was able to read it and learn at the same time. She loves science. It was done in a subtle engaging way that kept her wanting to continue reading until the end.

My daughter is 12 and a tad too old for this book; however she loved it. She does have trouble reading sometimes; which is why I encourage her to read all different genres of books. This was a book she was able to read well and she loved the graphics.

Having said this, this book would be more suited to a child up to 8.

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Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass (Mermaid Science Series) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Anantha Alagappan

The Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass (Mermaid Science, #3)The Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is my third book from this author. I like her concepts, introduce science to little children her books. The illustrations are bright and neat, and it helps both children and adults realize that science exists in the nature and you can do experiments with very simple tools and you do not need a laboratory.
Trezzie, the mermaid, collects trash which people leave on the shore. When she meets Maia and Fig this time, she is interested to know more about the rocks which has some unusual markings on them. Maia and Fig ,use a plastic fruit box and help make a magnifying glass for Trezzie. Trezzie uses the glass and together they find out that the rocks are actually fossils. The discussion then leads to what Fossils are.

It is a very interesting book to read for both children and adults. I am enjoying reading the books with my boys. I would recommend it to everyone.

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Mermaid and the Water Maginfying Glass (Mermaid Science Series #3) by Lois Wickstorm-Review by Amanda Kimble

The Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass (Mermaid Science, #3)The Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass: a Mermaid Science Story by Lois Wickstrom

This isn’t the first book I’ve read by the author. Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass is a great read. I love reading these stories to my daughter.

Trezzie is back again to see her friends. One still can’t see her, but the other can. She gives them a rock and Fig whines that it’s too small for their tower. The quote I chose for Trezzie is: “Look what I found.”

Highly recommended for Kids & Family lovers.

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