Sunday, February 26, 2023

*Review* Mermaid Day by Diana Murray


Genre: Children's 4-8
Published: July 4, 2023
Pages: 32

Hooray! Hooray! It's Mermaid Day! From the best-selling creators of Unicorn Day comes a mer-tastic celebration as all sorts of sea creatures celebrate Mermaid Day!

On Mermaid Day, the mer-queen throws a fin-tastic party! She decorates her underwater castle and creatures of all kinds swim inside to celebrate together. Dolphins dance, narwhals play ring toss, and as night falls, the guests prepare to say goodnight to a mer-mazing day. But are all welcome to celebrate under the sea?

This heartwarming and inclusive story is the perfect companion to the bestselling Unicorn Day!

Hooray Hooray!

It's Mermaid Day!

Shake your tail fins!

Splash and play!

I received a copy of this book through Netgalley. This is my honest review. 

This was a fun rhyming story about a mermaid throwing a fun party. The rhymes didn't feel forced and there were only a couple spots where the flow was just a little teensy bit off to make the rhymes work. There wasn't a whole lot of meat to the story itself, although it did have a message of acceptance towards the end when the shark who just wanted to dance but was shy showed up. But it was pretty superficial as far as stories go. 

But the illustrations are why I love this book. They were so bright, and colorful, and BUSY. There was so much going on in pretty much every single one of them, and I'm half blind from the neon glow of the various colors used. It was almost Lisa Frank vibes without seeming like a Lisa Frank knockoff, and I'm an 80s baby so I get seriously nostalgic for anything that reminds me of Lisa Frank. 

It was an easy fun read, so I'd have no problem reading a few times if asked. Overall I give it 4.28 out of 5 stars. - Katie 

Diana Murray is the author of One Snowy Day of which the Tulsa Book Review wrote: “Youngsters will love this book and so will the adults who read it to them." Diana grew up in New York and still lives nearby with her family. Visit her online at

Luke Flowers is an illuminator of the imagination that spends his days (and most nights) in his cozy creative cave illustrating and writing children’s books. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado and you can find him online at

1 comment:

  1. Adding this book to my list. Thank you so much for sharing. Regine