I have been collecting fairy tale books for years--a whole shelf full of them. In particular, I've loved stories of mermaids, mermen and their families. I even found a book called The Mermaid Reader, which details the lives, stories and legends of the merpeople.
This morning, in honor of Mother's Day I am re-posting one of my favorite drawings.
Here you see a tiny mermaid learning how to swim, instructed by her lovely green and blue-tressed mother. The fish is a helpful friend--bubbling encouragement to the little one as she learns to flip her fins.
Happy Mother's Day!