Mermaid Spotting in THE SANDMAN: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie by William Joyce!

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In Case You Missed It: 
I previously reviewed THE SANDMAN!

I also reviewed companion picture book THE MAN IN THE MOON

I was so excited when I found out the William Joyce, whose picture book series The Guardians of Childhood was already a favorite of mine, featured mermaids. I immediately knew I had to introduce you all to his wonderful mermaids!

 Because, um, mermaids.

The mermaids play a part in helping Sandy sleep safely and dream!  This page along made my heart sing in happiness.

So if you love mythology, beautifully illustrated picture books (for yourself or your children!), and MERMAIDS, you need to pick this one up. It's just gorgeous!


O F F I C I A L   I N F O:

Title: THE SANDMAN: The story of Sanderson Mansnoozie
Author/Illustrator: William Joyce
Release Date: Out Now [Oct. 02, 2012]
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster
Received: Borrowed

One foggy night, the Man in the Moon has a startling thought: When the moon is less than full and bright, who will keep children safe at night? He needs a backup plan! Or a backup Guardian, as it were. His keen eye falls upon a sleepy little fellow living on a sleepy little island who is a sweet-dreamer extraordinaire. Since good dreams always trump bad ones, this means Pitch, the Nightmare King, will be further thwarted in his nefarious quest to terrorize children. So Sanderson Mansnoozie seems the perfect choice. But there are two problems. Firstly, given that Sandy has never had a bad dream, how can MiM convince him how important this new role is to the happy-being of children everywhere? And secondly, how can MiM keep this snoozy ally awake long enough to help?

This follow-up to THE MAN IN THE MOON, a New York Times bestseller called “dazzlingly inventive” by Publishers Weekly, introduces us to the sleepy little fellow to whom we owe many a good nights’ rest, the second Guardian of Childhood, the Sandman.