Wednesday, 14 May 2014

The Little Mermaid Book Review




Now I know what you are thinking. 

The Little Mermaid is hardly a new story. 

But this book has a lot of history to it.

I was bought this book when I was little. Back in 1991 when I was 4.

This book has only ever had one set of batteries, the ones that came with it and nearly 23 years later they are still going strong. 

This book was passed on to my sister, my brother and now Cameron has it.

Yesterday he pulled it out of the bookcase and asked to read it with me. 

We are all familiar with the Disney version of The Little Mermaid.

This book takes us through the Disney version, however it's just shortened... a lot! 



This is a lovely interactive book, that teaches kids to follow the words until they get to the picture. They then press the corresponding picture on the right hand side.

'Press the matching SoundPicture and you'll hear the wicked laugh of the 
Sea Witch, the cry of the seagulls, and the ringing of ship's
bells as ancient ships rise from the ocean floor. 
The ratting of Sebastian's knees, and the crash-landing sounds of Scuttle add 
that whimsical touch of humour to a thoroughly beautiful tale'




It makes the story a lot more interactive and fun compared to just a word and picture book. 

Cameron and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and I am going to see if I can get my hands on the other Disney titles soon. Although from the research I am doing, they are more of a collectors item now. 



Damson Lane

20 comments:

  1. We had the Aladdin version of this when we were little! Good luck tracking down the other titles!

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    1. I used to love Aladdin when I was younger.

      Thanks lovely x x x

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  2. I love that your whole family shared this book and passed it down and what it means to you.

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    1. I am hoping it can be passed down many more generations seen as it is in such a good condition x x x

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  3. I love sharing my childhood books with my daughter, especially if she enjoys them too :)

    #kidsbookaweek14

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    1. There's many more that we share as well. No doubt they will be in future blog posts x x x

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  4. Aw I looooved these sound books when I was young!
    So fab how it got passed thru your family and is still going! :)
    Fab post hun :)
    Lianne | TheBrunetteSays...

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    1. Thanks Lianne. Hopefully it will keep going and going x x x

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  5. I think it is fantastic that you have shared a book that you enjoyed from your childhood with your child. It is amazing that the original batteries still work!! Thank you so much for joining in with #kidsbookaweek

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    1. I've often been tempted to open up the battery case and see what kind of batteries are in there. No batteries from this day and age would last that long. Thank you for hosting x x x

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  6. i had this book has a kid i loved it , the books with the musical/sound bits was always the best.
    lovely blog post btw keep it up xxx

    caroline
    www.nomorefrizzyhairdays.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you lovely. They are excellent books, only wish I had more. I agree the musical ones are always the best! x x x

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  7. Awh I love The Little Mermaid and those old school type books where you press the button to match the picture. So glad it's stood the test of time for you :)

    Fiona @ www.dollydowsie.com

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    1. Thanks Fiona. Will be interesting to see how much longer the batteries last x x x

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  8. I'm coming at this from the somewhat dismissed Book alone! Remember having it as a child (in the 1940's), alas don't recall if I read it to my two daughters in the 1970's, but would certainly be interested in hearing if you are successful in running any to earth - and how much, of course!- as am hoping shortly to become a Grandma to adoptive child/children: the process is ongoing! It was one of my favourites. I do recall!

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    1. I was looking on Amazon and they are nearly £50 each for mint condition copies.

      I hope everything works out well with the adoption process x x x

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  9. Ariel is my favourite Disney princess. I dressed as her for my 30th birthday party, and I even dyed my hair bright red (with permanent dye)! We love noisy books in this household too, there are some good Peppa Pig ones! x

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    1. Love the fact you went all out on the outfit including the hair! That is dedication!

      We have lots and lots of noisy books. A few peppa ones, which are a lot of fun.

      X x x

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  10. awww i love ariel she was my favourite her red hair!!
    great book xxx

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    1. She was my favourite as a child too and The Little Mermaid was the first Disney video I ever owned x x x

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