The Magical Aquarium
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Talking sea turtles? Vegetarian sharks? You’ll discover these and more when you visit the Magical Aquarium with your Sea Lovers’ Pass. Join Blake, PJ, and their mysterious new friend, Merrie for a special tour. Tuck that enchanted slice of enchanted golden coral in your pocket, and follow Merrie to a place deep inside the Magical Aquarium. Shhhh…it’s a secret hideaway only for children who love the sea.
Author, educator Cat Michaels spins a whimsical tale in her chapter book for early readers. Children will have fun, use their imagination, and learn about friendship while developing an appreciation for ocean life.
What's New in Version 1.4
added video; minor edits
While this is written as an early chapter book, even my 4-year-old daughter can enjoy it as a real-aloud! The magic of the aquarium will captivate her attention and give her new scenes to use in her make-believe play. Without spoiling just exactly what was so magical about it, I will say it was the perfect plot for young girls. My only complaint is that I loved the cover illustration so much that I was slightly disappointed by the rest of the images throughout (not as stunning/not entirely cohesive). Thanks, Cat, for a great book!
Charming and magical!
Who wouldn’t want to attend a Mermaid Tea? I surely do and so will all sea loving, young readers that use their imagination and the special Sea-Lovers’ Pass to the Magical Aquarium. You’ll leave with a piece of enchanted glittering coral, meet characters like Fin the Sea Turtle, Crackle the Stingray, Cuddles the Shark, Hugh the Manatee, and more plus eat kelp cupcakes and peanut butter and jellyfish sandwiches at Mermaid Meadow. The author has created a charming short chapter tale and included fun, bright images and a video of a real live shark. Challenge word definitions are included as is a gentle reminder to love and respect our oceans and their inhabitants.
A Merry Little Tale
I loved this short story by author Cat Michaels. The magical tale of two young girls who chance to meet a mermaid named Merrie at an aquarium is sure to delight children. They will enjoy the characters, Blake and PJ, along with the sea creatures they encounter throughout their day.
As a parent, I appreciated that Michaels included a challenge word section at the back of the book to help reinforce new vocabulary.
I highly recommend this book to young readers or for a classroom read-aloud.