Dinara and Sabrina at The Learned Owl Book Shop [5/18]

Join the Learned Owl Book Shop in welcoming artist Dinara and author Sabrina on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 11:00am - 1:00pm. Dinara and Sabrina will be signing copies of their children's book Merfolk Village!

Biographical Note:
Sabrina Makhsimova has been writing poems since elementary school. She is interested in art and music and loves reading fiction. She started writing this book when she was nine years old. A burgeoning writer and poet, she is also the author of North Pole Village. She lives in Northeast Ohio with her family.

Dinara Mirtalipova is an award-winning folk illustrator and designer. Born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, she uses a wide range of materials and tools, like carving lino blocks, gouache, acrylics, and many others. She is the illustrator of numerous books, including North Pole Village and the award-winning picture book Woven of the World. She currently lives in Northeast Ohio with her family. You can find Dinara on social media @mirdinara and on her website https://www.mirdinara.com/

Publisher Marketing:
Dive into a magical ocean adventure with this pocket-sized treasure trove of stories!

A charmingly magical underwater world . . . made of books! Merfolk Village features a trifold case that opens up to reveal three cleverly disguised books nestled in wave-like pockets just waiting to be explored. Visit a cove where a mermaid tends kelp gardens, explore a coral reef where a mischievous mercat plays, and tour the bay where one diver encounters an unexpected new friend.

Created by a talented mother-daughter duo, each gorgeously illustrated board book contains a fun-to-read rhyming story, while the pocket-book sleeve can act as a captivating backdrop for play when open or snap shut into a satisfyingly compact, easy-to-shelve package. Read each, then display them together.

3-BOOKS-IN-1: This clever illustrated board book set includes three toddler books-- Mermaid's CoveMercat's Reef, and Diver's Bay--tucked into a trifold case with magnetic closure.

IRRESISTIBLE NOVELTY GIFT: With Dinara Mirtalipova's gorgeous signature illustration style, this magical ocean-themed book set is the perfect gift for children, children-at-heart, and collectors of all things mermaid! This well-priced set of high-quality shaped board books is a terrific value.

READ, PLAY & DISPLAY: Read each delightful children's book, then display them together. The fold-out diorama creates a great backdrop for imaginative play and makes a beautiful decorative display.

SUMMER TRAVEL: The perfect package for reading on the go! The unique trifold case and magnetic closure keep books safely tucked away for road trips, long flights, weekend getaways, and trips to the beach.

Perfect for:

  • Mermaid fans and ocean lovers!
  • Fun interactive birthday or holiday gift for babies, toddlers, and other young readers
  • Parents, grandparents, and caregivers looking for summer reading that sparks the imagination
  • Easy on-the-go reading or a beautiful bookshelf display
Event date: 
Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event address: 
204 N. Main St.
Hudson, OH 44236
Merfolk Village By Dinara Mirtalipova (By (artist)), Sabrina Makhsimova Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781797209647
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click for Details
Published: Chronicle Books - May 7th, 2024

Dive into a magical ocean adventure with this pocket-sized treasure trove of stories!

A charmingly magical underwater world . . . made of books! Merfolk Village features a trifold case that opens up to reveal three cleverly disguised books nestled in wave-like pockets just waiting to be explored.


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