Following the success of their first two adventures Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Blue Moon and Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Sea Dragon, the intrepid pair join Betsy's mum, Myrtle the mermaid, beneath the waves, from bestselling author Sally Gardner and illustrated by Nick Maland.
Crumble cakes! When Betsy joins Myrtle the mermaid in her underwater world, she discovers there may be monsters... shipwrecks, lost treasure and secret cities. A seapig's prize seahorse, Pudding Pie, has been stolen by a cantankerous giant octopus and Betsy and Mr Tiger must go to the rescue in their new submarine. But what happens when a tiger's whiskers and tail are simply too long to squeeze into forgotten dark caverns where even the moon cannot shine, and Betsy has to take the final steps of the adventure on her own?
The hardback edition of this book is printed in blue ink in Dyslexie, a font specially designed to make reading easier – and more fun.
'Sally Gardner, the enormously creative author of I, Coriander, chucks magic, a quest and scoopfuls of jeopardy into the first bok in her new series. It's also got dyslexia-friendly type, and Nick Maland's illustrations add to the fun' Alex O'Connell, The Times Children's Book of the Week.
'This enchanting new series is an absolute delight ... Striking just the right note of whimsy and magic' Fiona Noble, The Bookseller, Editor's Choice.
'A warm fantasy story, full of wishes and magic ... Children will love the zany twists to this story and the lighthearted language and humour ... A charming book with a great sense of fun, and should prove popular with newly confident readers' Carousel.
'An idiosyncratic genius' The Times.
'An enchanting story, in which elements of traditional fairy tale verge on the surreal. But Gardner's skill is to contain even her wildest ideas within a meticulous plot' Emily Bearn, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year 2018.