Song of the Deep – Merryn’s Journey – review and giveaway

There’s nothing I like more than story time with Monkey.  He loves me reading to him and with the holidays upon us, we’ve had more time to curl up on the sofa and read a pile of books together.  He loves adventure books and we’ve discovered a little gem recently with Song of the Deep – Merryn’s Journey.  Published last month through Sterling Books this hardback picture book has been a favourite read here.

Song of the Deep - Merryn's Journey

Written by Brian Hastings and illustrated by Tony Mora and Alexis Seabrook, in Song of the Deep – Merryn’s Journey we meet Merryn and her fisherman father.  Every day he goes out in his boat and she waits patiently for his return in the evenings.  He’s a great story-teller and sends her to sleep with stories of mythical sea creatures and a world beneath the waves.

Then one day her father doesn’t return and after a bad dream Merryn is worried for his safety and thinks he’s trapped in an undersea world.  She sets about building a submarine and decides to find him.  Along the way she discovers creatures her father has mentioned in his stories and realises that they weren’t fictional after all.

Song of the Deep - Merryn's Journey

Merryn rescues a baby serpent from the web of a giant sea-spider, and he befriends her. Swish guides her through the undersea world and they search deeper and deeper for signs of her father and his boat.  When they discover her father’s boat and his journal, Merryn realises just how much trouble he must be in.

Song of the Deep - Merryn's Journey

I won’t ruin it by telling you the rest of the story, but Song of the Deep – Merryn’s Journey, has kept Monkey captivated since we first read it.  Merryn is a fearless character and the undersea world has fired Monkey’s imagination.  The book is actually based on the Song of the Deep video game which brings this undersea world to life.

Song of the Deep – Merryn’s Journey is available in hardback form for £10.00 and I’ve linked to my Amazon Affiliate link for your reference.

disclosure:  we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review


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Song of the Deep – Merryn’s Journey book worth £10.99

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

103 thoughts on “Song of the Deep – Merryn’s Journey – review and giveaway

  1. Jellyfish. I went to an aquarium on holiday and had some varieties where the tank looked like a lava lamp. It was incredible to see (but I wouldn’t like to swim with them).

  2. I love whales! I think it stems from my childhood & watching Free Willy every weekend! They are beautiful animals, so clever and majestic.

  3. I love seals and am lucky to be able to spot them bobbing their heads in and out of the water when i go for walks where i live.They have such gorgeous faces and whiskas.

  4. Whale sharks as they are such gentle beautiful giants and mantis shrimp as they are simply fascinating. Their eyes see colours we can’t even dream of.

  5. It used to be a Seahorse but after watching ‘Finding Dory’ it’s now an Octopus…I mean all those arms and so little to do with them? 😉

  6. Manatees because I got to visit a place they go to when I was in college. And they are believed to be the inspiration for mermaids.

  7. I love Humpbacked Whales – I was lucky enough to see them within 5 metres of me in Australia, playing with dolphins, and I cried as it was like seeing living dinosaurs!

  8. I love Starfish – they remind me of being at the beach with my great-gran when we were little, we always went looking for them in the rock pools.

  9. Loggerhead turtles – they are huge and beautiful. Saw them come up onto the beach and lay their eggs. Amazing experience.

  10. I love dolphins. They are beautiful, graceful, compassionate and highly intelligent creatures. I was lucky enough to be able to swim with dolphins a few years ago and it was the most amazing experience of my life.

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