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Harmony & Echo

Harmony & Echo

The Mermaid Ballet


Harmony & Echo

About the Book

In a magical underwater world, a mermaid learns to overcome shyness and stage fright as she prepares for the Mermaid Ballet. A picture book that dazzles readers with the debut of two irresistible mermaids--Harmony and Echo--from the co-creator of the bestselling Uni the Unicorn!

Harmony is chill. She is carefree and fun and loves to stop and smell the sea flowers. Echo is a worrier. She can always find something to fuss about. As her best friend, Harmony is determined for Echo to enjoy their debut performance in the Mermaid Ballet.

In a magical water world, the two mermaids practice their steps again and again. They dive through the water like seals, spin in circles like minnows, slither like eels, and more. But Echo is still worried that she’ll forget everything as soon as she faces the audience. So Harmony decides that they should share a secret hand squeeze, one that tells Echo You are fine, you are okay, I’m right next to you. At the crucial moment when Echo is about to stumble, will their plan work so she gets all the moves correct?

Product Details

On sale: May 2, 2023
Age: 3-7 years
Grade: Preschool - 2
Page count: 40 Pages
ISBN: 9781984830425
Reading level: Lexile: AD550L | Fountas/Pinnell: N

Author Bio

BRIGETTE BARRAGER is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of the Uni the Unicorn books and the author-illustrator of Vlad the Rad and Welcome, Flower Child, as well as the illustrator of numerous other picture books. She graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in character animation. She likes tea and books and hates when people's toes hang over the edges of their sandals. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, their twin daughters, a dog, and a cat.


"Mermaid mavens will take to this pair like fish to water." —Kirkus Reviews

"Barrager’s sweet and supportive tale will charm and delight readers." —School Library Journal

"Watercolors provide ideal oceanic backdrops for unlined digital renderings of the mer-kids delighting in each other’s companionship in this evenly told portrait of supportive friendship." —Publishers Weekly