Overall, my daughter likes the book. The art is vibrant and engaging for her. But in the end, she wanted more. Specifically she's said "We don't get to see her face" repeatedly referring to the fact that we never see the mermaid's face in the book. Also, my daughter asked me "what's her name?" The book does not reveal the mermaid's name. The mermaid character is smart and crafty, but my daughter didn't get enough of the mermaid and in the end was disappointed.