The story of a little mermaid discovering what her talents and passions are, who she is and what she likes to do. What it means to be USEFUL.
When Minnow discovers a shoe that plummeted to the depths of the ocean, she does what she is good at- asks questions. But no one knows where it came from or what it is. Also, having 50 sisters is no piece of cake- at least one of them is bound to be downright nasty. But Minnow doesn't stop.
She sets out to find the answer on her own, discovering new worlds and things she didn't know before.
I liked the emphasis of the importance of exploration in this one, the one thing about Minnow that is put on a pedestal here is her love for adventure. And the fact that it's a gift she wants to use to share with other by telling them about things they've never heard of or seen (Yes, human feet are a shocking thing, indeed). That the search for something that makes you that excited is important.
The art awesome. The mermaids were eerie and glowing in the dark and murky light of the depths of the ocean. When Minnow discovers things above the surface, everything is soft and colorful pastels. Colors, shapes and tones she hasn't seen before, don't exist in the prior pictures.
Sometimes the pictures covered the full pages, sometime they were more blank pages with words and smaller framed pictures that looked like close ups, or portraits. More attention to details, a spotlight.
Beautiful art and inspiring story.