Do Little Mermaids Wet Their Beds?
Do Little Mermaids Wet Their Beds?Code: BK-9780807516683
Do Little Mermaids Wet Their Beds is a creative, colorful story that uses fantasy and adventure to teach children that bed wettingis a common problem that they should not be ashamed of and that they can overcome with a little bit of time and dedication!
Even though the four-year-old girl in this rhyming text can do many things for herself, she still wets her bed. Then, one night, she has a dream about an adventure undersea with a mermaid. At dawn, the mermaid confesses that she used to wet her bed. She tells the child, "I'm sure when she was four/the Queen of England wet her throne."
The little girl then returns home where her mother wakes her exclaiming, "Cecelia, your coat is soaked!/Your hat is wet! But why,/Cecelia! You clever girl-/your bed is nice and dry!" If readers are meant to believe that the two girls really have this experience, then Cecelia wasn't in her bed all night so of course it's dry in the morning. If it's a dream, the wet coat and hat then confuse the issue.
The mixed-media illustrations have a sunny, airbrushed softness. A simple single line defines the cartoon characters, with the mermaid as Cecelia's twin and a sweet sidekick stuffed bear. (Description by Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI)
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