Jemma, a spunky and spirited mermaid, loves living in her ocean world. Whether exploring for treasure or swimming along with her many marine friends, she delights in the beautiful underwater landscape and bountiful sea life that surrounds her. But one day, darkness encompasses her home and as she swims off to investigate this mystery, she bumps up against the huge problem above her — a giant floating island of trash! Not knowing how to solve this far-reaching dilemma by herself, she calls together all the sea life and Mer tribes of the world and, as a group, they hatch a plan to clean-up the mess. In a delightful and hopeful tale, this beautifully-illustrated story tackles a timely and important environmental issue and how to solve it through the help of community.
An important book for inspiring ocean conservation along with cultivating an awareness of how plastics and trash are effecting our oceans and sea life with a positive message of how one individual can bring together a community to help clean up our beloved water ways.
Recommended for ages 4-9 and lovers of the oceans and mermaids of all ages.
Laura VonDracek was raised in New York and now lives in Santa Barbara, California. As a devoted swimmer, beach walker and lover of all things water, she is often cleaning up beaches and searching for treasures. When not being her mermaid self, she can be found creating glass mosaics, ceramics and other inspired art.