Mabel (Hardcover)

A Mermaid Fable (Mermaid Book for Kids about Friendship, Read-Aloud Book for Toddlers)

By Rowboat Watkins

Chronicle Books, 9781452155272, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 24, 2020

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

A lovely and laugh-out-loud picture book from the award-winning author of Rude Cakes and Most Marshmallows.

A silly read-aloud tale for kids about being yourself! Mabel isn't like the other mermaids. Lucky isn't like the other octopuses. But when they find each other, they discover that true friendship isn't about how you look, and that sometimes what we are searching for is right under our noses.

The inimitable Rowboat Watkins is back with another humorous tale about being true to yourself.

• A delightful, inspiring read-aloud book for toddlers that celebrates gender diversity and difference
• Stylish, accessible art brings this story of being true to yourself to hilarious life.
• Rowboat Watkins is a 2010 Sendak Fellow and Ezra Jack Keats honoree.

Young readers of Julian Is a Mermaid, Mary Wears What She Wants, and Exclamation Mark will find much to love in this tale that celebrates individuality and acceptance.

• Read-aloud books for kids age 3–5
• Books for teachers and librarians
• Gender, differences, being yourself

Rowboat Watkins was a recipient of the 2010 Sendak Fellowship, his book Rude Cakes was an Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book, and the New York Times praised his most recent title, Most Marshmallows, as "exquisite." Rowboat lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.


About the Author

Rowboat Watkins was a recipient of the 2010 Sendak Fellowship, his book Rude Cakes was an Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book, and the New York Times praised his most recent title, Most Marshmallows, as "exquisite." Rowboat lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.


Praise For Mabel: A Mermaid Fable (Mermaid Book for Kids about Friendship, Read-Aloud Book for Toddlers)

[Mabel ] is a warm story of friendship, with countless rich details in the illustrations: a treasure-strewn ocean floor and fabulously expressive nudibranchs (a kind of sea slug). Watkins' prose style is fun to read aloud, clipped and spare. a special book about being special."—Kirkus Reviews

"Watkins anchors his congenial fable in friendship and self-acceptance. delightfully illustrated. A treasure worth discovering."—Booklist

"[D]eft characterization and detailed world building by Watkins (Most Marshmallows) transcend the formulaic. artful renditions of beautiful sea slugs, undersea corals, and other marine life provide visual fireworks that amplify the story's compassionate message."—Publishers Weekly, starred review