The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid Review

We love fairytales. They take us into a wonderful world of make believe. One of my personal favourites is The Little Mermaid.


The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid is a story by Abie Longstaff.

The Story  –

The Little Mermaid is all in a lather – the Sea Witch has stolen her beautiful singing voice! Kittie Lacey, The Fairytale Hairdresser, will need all her hairdressing (and matchmaking) skills to tackle this terrible tangle and guarantee a happy ever after.

This magical, fairytale adventure is awash with funny fairytale references to spot and favourite friends to find, with a sprinkling of glitz and glamour. Fairytales and folk tales are a key part of the national curriculum and The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid is a fun, fresh look at a classic fairytale that every child has heard.

The funky, stylish illustrations by Lauren Beard are packed with witty fairytale details to spot, read after read with the stories taking place in a modern re-interpretation of Fairyland with a diverse set of characters and lots of in-jokes.

The Fairytale Hairdresser is a fantastic business woman and role model, showing that fashion and fun can be combined with courage, quick thinking and self-determination, written by Abie Longstaff a trained human rights barrister.


We quite liked the story. It was familiar and yet had a little twist. The illustrations are bright and colourful and appealing to children. Kittie Lacey seems to have just the right potion for Coral as well.

My little one likes having it read to her. The language of the book is easy for beginner learners too.

The book is priced at £6.99 and is available on Amazon

You can also check out this video with author Abie Longstaff


Disclaimer: I was sent the above book for review. All ideas and opinions are my own. 

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