Sibeal Pounder

Bad Mermaid

Online Event
Sat 3 Oct
12:00 UK
Free, ticketed

FREE | Ages 7+ 

Beattie, Mimi and Zelda are three mermaids enjoying an above sea-level holiday when they’re called back to their underwater kingdom by a crabogram. There are some seriously bad mermaids on the loose and it’s up to our heroes to catch them. They’ll need to get some answers, a clam car and piranha nail polish, of course.


Author: Sibeal Pounder 

Illustrator: Jason Cockcroft 

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books  


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