"Meriam liked lots of things, but she didn't like getting ready for bed..." As her mother scrubs behind her ears and combs the seashells out of her tangled hair, little beach babe Meriam describes a most extraordinary day: diving for pearls, swimming with dolphins, even frollicking with octopuses. Is Meriam making it all up? No, because Meriam is every young girl's dream: a real-life mermaid who never, ever, has to clean between her toes! A sweet, soothing good-night tail — er, tale! — by the author-illustrator team behind Wanda's First Day.