Disclosure: I downloaded “Aspen’s Magical Mermaid Necklace” for free from Amazon.
The lazy days of summer are here which means trips to the beautiful beaches here on our island. My children love to scour the beach for lost treasures like fancy seashells and sea glass. Someday we hope to find some magical sea treasure just like Aspen in the story “Aspen’s Magical Mermaid Necklace.”
In the story “Aspen’s Magical Mermaid Necklace”, Aspen and her family are on a fun-filled beach vacation in Hawaii. While searching for special sea shells at the beach Aspen finds a beautiful necklace nestled in the rocks. When she wears the necklace she discovers new and exciting skills. Will Aspen find the owner of the necklace or will she be able to keep it forever?
There is something exciting about finding a lost treasure, but the question always remains, do we keep it?. Aspen finds a beautiful necklace and must decide whether she will search for the owner or keep it for herself. This is a wonderful time to take a moment to speak with your children about what to do when they find an item that has been lost.
The story is beautifully illustrated with brightly coloured images that bring to life a wonderful beach vacation. I like the font choice, it is easy to read with several keywords that are bolded to encourage dynamic reading in young readers. I like the decision to place the text on a white background which makes it easier to read.
At the end of the book is a simple craft that you can complete with your child. It’s something that children of all ages would like to make and wear.