Heartwarming picture book about a little girl who dreams of meeting a mermaid, by OPAL MOONBABY author Maudie Smith, with illustrations by new artist Antonia Woodward - gorgeously finished with glitter foil!
On a visit to the seaside, Milly is desperate to meet a mermaid. She's sure that if she just wishes hard enough, her dream will come true.
The underwater world of Maudie Smith's lovely tale is brought to life by Antonia Woodward's sumptuous artwork in this lyrical mermaid tale of fun and friendship, perfect for young readers.
OPAL MOONBABY is one of the most charming children's books that I have read in a long time ... This book is truly a delight and will entertain all age groups. - SERENDIPITY REVIEWS on Opal Moonbaby
I want you to remember the name of Opal Moonbaby - she's a brilliant comic creation ... Opal sparkles and she's totally original. I loved her. - THE BOOKBAG on OPAL MOONBABY
The story of an alien who comes to earth on a mission to make friends, this is a rather lovely debut. Quirky and very charming, Opal is something of a futuristic Pippi Longstocking, which can only be a good thing. - THE BOOKSELLER on OPAL MOONBABY
Maudie Smith began her career as an actor. She spent years perching on scenery in the back of a van, while touring with a small-scale theatre company. In children's theatre, she played well-known characters such as Piglet and the Snow Queen. She co-devised many of the plays in which she performed and has written lyrics for musicals, cabaret and a libretto. She recently graduated from Bath Spa University with an MA in Writing for Young People. Maudie lives in a village near Bath with her screenwriter husband, two daughters, two cats, two chickens and far too many stick insects.
Visit her website http://www.maudiesmith.co.uk/ and follow her on Twitter @MaudieSmith