Connection to Illinois: Pugsley lives in Chicago. Biography: KATE PUGSLEY is an illustrator, painter and surface designer. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a BFA in Illustration. Kate designs lifestyle products under her own brand, and she works with clients like The New York Times, Red Cap Cards, Everlane and Lazzari. Mermaid Dreams is her debut picture book.
- -- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2020
ISBN: 0735264910 OCLC: 1035256408 Tundra Books 2019 One sunny Saturday, Pearl and her parents visit the beach. Pearl loves the beach: the warm sand feels wonderful between her toes. But it would be more fun if she had a friend. Too shy to say hello, Pearl watches the kids play nearby, and slowly her eyes droop closed.... When Pearl awakens she has been transported to a magical underwater world. Pearl admires the sea creatures flitting around her, and she discovers that she too has a beautiful tail. Pearl is a mermaid! But who is calling out a greeting from behind that coral? Whose bright eyes are peering at her from the sea grass? Whose laughter does she hear? Could it be a new friend? Or just another sea creature? This adorable picture book will delight the youngest daydreamers and shows us that making new friends may not be as hard as you think -- if you have a good imagination!--