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Furmaid [Kindle Edition]

Julia Dweck , Aida Sofia Barba Flores
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $3.99
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Book Description

“Not another mermaid story,” little Minnow wails, as Mama minnow tucks him into his coral bed. Readers will learn that this is no ordinary mermaid tale. This mermaid’s “tale” is quite extraordinary. Readers will delight in the bold and colorful illustrations and tender story line. Swim along with Finoor on her very first enchanting underwater adventure.


Product Details

  • File Size: 4975 KB
  • Print Length: 58 pages
  • Publisher: KiteReaders (June 22, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008E3SUF2
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #160,067 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My girls love it. March 20, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The vibrant colors I think is what my 2 1/2 year old is attracted to, but since she keeps wanting to read it tells me it was worth the money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 yr old daughter very much enjoyed March 22, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
My daughter loves to read. So when I saw this was free I grabbed it up. As soon as I told her I had a new book on the Kindle for her, she couldn't wait to dive in. She loved the story. I asked her to tell me a few words that would say how she feels about the overall story and these are her words: interesting, fantastic, and I didn't want to stop reading. She loves the pictures, especially the beautiful mermaids and the cute little minnow.

Therefore from her reaction and her wanting to read this story again, I say it's worth each star I gave.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great twist on a mermaid story December 18, 2012
By Amy
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
My six year old daughter loves this book, but more so I think shes actually learning from the values in the story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Kristi's Book Nook March 24, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It's time for little minnow to go to bed. Mama minnow always reads him a story, usually about mermaids. This night is no different but there is one little exception to the story. Little minnow is not interested, so Mama minnow continues to encourage him to listen all the way through this very strange story. The story she tells is of a little mermaid who is very unique. This little mermaid named Finnoor was very special, but she didn't think so. She couldn't sing beautiful songs like the other mermaids and her tail didn't have shiny beautiful scales. Her furry tale was tangled and puffy and she tried everything to tame her fur, but no matter what she did it hadn't cured the problem. It made her feel miserable that the other mermaids made fun of her. But one day, the sea became very cold from an iceberg and froze all the other mermaids in an ice cube. The fur on Finnoor's tale kept her warm and free from the ice. If that wasn't bad enough sharks came lurking and bullied the other sea creatures. Finnoor become anger and her tale grew and grew. She wove a net with her long fur and took the sharks away. She then wrapped her fur around the frozen mermaids and gave them the biggest warmest hug she could and they were thawed. At the end of the story little minnow asked if the mermaids thanked Finnoor, but before his Mama could answer he had dozed to sleep.

This cute mermaid tale is a great bedtime story that can be shared on any ebook reader. Readers will learn tolerance and to love and except who they are and to embrace their differences. Bright colorful illustrations make for a fun read that young readers will enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute little story November 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
My 5 year old daughter really enjoyed this story. Wasn't super long but nice enough for a somewhat quick bed time story. Illustration was fantastic and looked great on my Kindle Fire. She wants us to read it over and over.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book November 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I really liked this book it was very interesting. I like it because it set a really good example for little kids.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun. My kids loved it!!! October 17, 2012
By Helene
Format:Kindle Edition
My kids loved it!!!! 
It is a really great book. My daughter want me to read it over and over
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Daughter loved it October 16, 2012
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It was a good buy and my daughter loved the book, we read every night and buy lots of books.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars 8year old`s review
My 8 year old said she liked the description of the mermaids in the book.
She said it had several in it.
Published 6 months ago by AmazonQueen
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine Children's Books Most Especially if you are a Girl
I've always been a bit of a softy for books about mermaids since the Disney movie!

For more well-received books meant more for girls please see my reviews for:... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Don Kidwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Read it a lot.
It has good learns on sharing and being nice, and it is the best book ever. I love this book. It is the best book in the whole world.
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars a good intro book on being different/bullying
the writing is a bit hard to get through, but the moral of the story is pretty easy for a 4-5 year old to understand... Read more
Published 13 months ago by d.gracia
5.0 out of 5 stars New kind of mermaid bedtime story
I revived this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This was a very cute and funny about a good bedtime story. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Nickcole
5.0 out of 5 stars We are all unique in our own way
Yet another wonderful and heartwarming story from Julia Dweck, which tells the tale of a very brave and unique mermaid. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Brent
4.0 out of 5 stars A very different kind of mermaid story for a very different child.
Hott Synopsis
A very different kind of mermaid story for a very different child.
Finnoor is a bit different. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Gina Hott
5.0 out of 5 stars Great kids book
Julia Dweck has an amazing gift. My 5 year old son and I delight in her books. One of the best children's authors out there.
Published 15 months ago by Alicia Batten
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique Mermaid Story
This is a wonderful story to read to your children,especially at night, as they really quiet down to learn about the mermaid. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Butterfly
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Mermaid tale/tail
This not your regular mermaid "tale/tail." It is a story inside a story: Mama reads a bedtime story to Little Minnow about Finoor the Mermaid. Read more
Published 15 months ago by The Mystical World of Book Reviews
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More About the Author

Julia Dweck writes children's stories for digital and traditional publication. Her stories span the spectrum of humor, fantasy, and edutainment in rhyme and in prose. Check out her newest eBook, "Blucy," a colorful romp and rhyming cat tale. Fun cat facts and a Blucy activity are included in this playful adventure.

Julia's background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read and what makes them giggle. She's collaborated with leading artists in the world of children's literature to produce over 20 Amazon eBooks. Her titles have garnered placement on Amazon's bestsellers in children's color picture books multiple times with two #1 bestsellers: PIE-RITS and Zombie-Kids. These titles have been chosen by Amazon Editors for the prestigious "Kindle Daily Deal." Many of Julia's titles have earned placement on Amazon's top ranked lists based on customer review. In her spare time, Julia is a designer of educational adjuncts for children's literature, and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers. She presented at the 2011 National Center for Family Literacy for her creative use of technology in the classroom.

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