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I purchased this chapter book about two years ago when my daughter was just 4 1/2 years old. Since then, both my husband and I have read the story to her several times. Now that she's in First Grade, she is pretty much able to read it for herself--thank goodness!--with some minimal help. The story is very sweet, and there are some lovely illustrations throughout the book. I have to admit that when I first read the story (I've had to read it several times! LOL) I enjoyed it almost as much as my daughter did.
This story is about a little girl, Laurel--FYI the book blurb incorrectly has the little girl's name as Marina--who is chosen to sing a solo in the upcoming Royal concert. Ariel has been helping Laurel practice her solo, and the two have become friends. When Laurel suddenly disappears, and Ariel tries to find her, she discovers that Laurel has made a new mermaid friend. With a little help from King Triton and her underwater friends, Ariel retakes her mermaid form to track Laurel's whereabouts in Atlantica.
The is a great story for any little one who enjoys princess stories. My daughter loves it and highly recommends it.
Be sure and check the page count. I didn't look before I jumped and my 5 year old niece saw Ariel on my kindle app at bedtime! We only got about 1/3 of the way through before I realized I'd have to tell her we'd finish it the next day because we just didn't have that much time to read that night. She was entranced and like me would keep herself up all night to finish if given the opportunity. The next day she kept asking when we could read the rest of it. I think we have a hit on our hands where she is concerned. It was a little long for a single bedtime reading but outside of the time factor I don't have any quibbles. She loved it and it made for a good way to pass some time together.
My daughter is four and a half and just starting to read. I was looking for some longer books that I could read TO her along the way and she requested they be about princesses. I was wary because I'm not a big fan of the Disney ladies but I've found that the plots in this book series are generally better than the originals! Since the stories all take place after Happily Ever After, the gals can have adventures beyond "finding and capturing a man." :-)
In this story, Ariel has to solve a mystery when a young girl she's been teaching goes missing. It's a fun story line and my daughter enjoyed listening to it. We read a couple chapters a night and I liked being able to introduce her to the idea of a story that unfolds over time -- unlike the short picture books we read in a single sitting.
I read this "chapter book" to my six year old grandaughter in two sessions over two days. She absolutely loved it, and we were able to discuss the characters & happenings as we read. It had mamy good elements of character & plot. I will definitely look for other books in the series. Older children would enjoy reading it themselves. A new twist to the princess stories!
We recently discovered these short chapter books at a book fair. My daughter LOVES them! She's usually so hyper at night when it gets to be bed time, but these have really calmed her down. There aren't very many pictures, so she really has to listen to the story and create the image in her mind. I love the time that we have together when reading these!
We have read it several times, Ariel is her favorite princess and this is a great addition to the movie The Little Mermaid. It is a book with short chapters. The first time we read it, I was planning to just read a couple of chapters a night but she didn't want me to stop so we went all the way through. This is one of her favorite books on kindle.
This was a cute fun read with my daughter. She loved reading it off the kindle, and looked forward to reading a chapter each night. It was a nice way to read a little more than a simple easy to read book to her, but not a chapter book that was so long she would loose interest.
The book is consistent with the quality that we've all come to expect from Disney. The story is sectioned into chapters. However, the book isn't extremely long, making this book ideal for a beginning chapter book. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful.