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There Was an Old Mermaid Who Swallowed a Shark!

Suitable for 5 - 8 years

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Product description

Forget swallowing flies! The hungry mermaid in this story has altogether bigger fish to fry. She’s starting out by swallowing a SHARK. So what will it be next? A squid? A whale? A boat? Or all of those things? Find out in this rhyming reader: a wacky sea-splashed twist on a rhyme you know and love. Seriously (or not so seriously): all the proof you need that reading alone can be wonderful, magical fun!

  • A zany twist on a favourite rhyme for developing readers
  • Written in predictable text using simple rhyming words
  • Full of silly humour and daft twists for kids to laugh at
  • Facts about sea creatures and a search-and-find game

Product Details





Date published

April 5th, 2018

Lexile measure

430L Lexiles are the global standard in reading assessment. They are unique as they are able to measure a child and a book on the same scale – ensuring the right book gets to the right child at the right time.

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Other details

  • 64 pages



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