Marietta is a mermaid born on a majestic day under the sea to loving parents, however they soon realize their baby mermaid looks a little different than all others. Marietta’s pale green tail does not have any scales. Even though she is unique, Marietta’s family see her as beautiful anyway. When it becomes time to start school Marietta is nervous about her scale-less tail, but she soon learns that beauty comes from the inside and that is the one thing that makes a beautiful and happy mermaid.
In Marietta The Mermaid readers will experience the joys with young Marietta each time she discovers a new scale on her pale green tail. In the end Marietta learns that beauty comes from the inside and that’s what makes her a beautiful mermaid on the outside. Readers get to participate in the story by coloring each of her new scales and fill in other parts of the illustrations.