In this second installment of the Slug Pie Stories, Mick will teach you, as the title suggests, How to Rid Your Swimming Pool of a Bloodthirsty Mermaid... you know, if you're ever in such predicament ;)
After the happenings in the previous book, Mick decides to teach his little brother Finley how to swim, but in order to do so they need a swimming pool. This is where PJ comes in! Mick and PJ make an agreement: PJ will let Mick and Finley use his pool if Mick mows PJ's lawn for him. But on their first day there, they accidentally turn some of PJ's sea monkey into a freakin' mermaid! But not any pretty, friendly, Ariel-like mermaid... it's an evil, grown-up-eating mermaid! Yikes! The boys try to find a way to fix this before she eats one of them next. Dun, dun, DUN!
Guys, this book was a lot of fun! I cannot even tell you. We get to know Mick and his little brother Finley much better. We get more dialogue and way more character interaction than in the last book. Plus we get new, interesting characters such as the rich kid PJ. And I LOVE our main character Mick and his little brother! I really think kids will find it really easy to connect with them both. Also, like in the last book, this one had a ton of great descriptions and you could just picture things very clearly! And it was also quite suspenseful! I just wanted to know what was going to happen with the mermaid!
With a mixture of adventure, humor, and a little bit of a horror twist (again, nothing too scary since it is a children's book), How to Rid Your Swimming Pool of a Bloodthirsty Mermaid is a great quick read that the kiddos (or those young at heart, like myself ;)) will surely enjoy! I cannot wait to read more of Mick and Finley's adventures!
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)