A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, in a boardwalk aquarium, has a chance encounter with an ordinary girl. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl’s longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank. Sparkling with humor and brilliantly visualized, Fish Girl’s story will resonate with every young person facing the challenges and rewards of growing up. The triple Caldecott winner David Wiesner brings his rich visual imagination and trademark artistry to the graphic novel format in a unique coming-of-age tale that begins underwater (Amazon.com).
Fish Girl was such an amazing book! I love mermaids and this one was all about a mermaid who was in fish tank in a fish museum. The little mermaid girl was accidentally caught by a guy who says his name is Neptune, but it’s really not his name. Fish Girl has a best friend named Octopus who protects her from the tiger shark and other things. Neptune keeps her a secret – she is supposed to hide from the visitors, but barely show herself so that they think they see her and throw money into the tank. After all of the visitors are gone, Neptune climbs into the tank and tells her to pick up the coins and give them to him.
One day she meets a girl that’s her age and they become friends. Fish Girl can’t talk, but she learns how to say her new friend’s name. I don’t want to say anymore except my favorite part is when Fish Girl finds out that she has legs when she gets out of the water at night. The funny part in the book is when a boy says, “I saw her!” And the other boy says, “No way!” There aren’t many funny parts in this book, but it’s still really, really good and the pictures are beautiful.