In an exuberant picture book,
a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and
ready to dazzle the world.
While riding the subway home
from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women
spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their
dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When
Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can
think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous
mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of
a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the
mess he makes — and even more importantly, what will she think
about how Julián sees himself? Mesmerizing and full of heart,
Jessica Love’s author-illustrator debut is a jubilant picture of
self-love and a radiant celebration of individuality.