Title: "Mermaid Fire Brigade"
Synopsis: A bunch of mermaids discover their talent for putting out fires. Soon they are on call, putting out fires all over town. The local fire department worries about keeping busy, will they fight back, join the mermaids, or find something else to do?
My four-year-old daughter is crazy for mermaids. We're always checking out mermaid books--I have to say, mermaid life looks pretty boring. You can swim around, comb your hair, maybe pet a dolphin, but that's about it. I thought I'd try something where the mermaids actually do something.
I like the idea of mashing fire engines (traditional boy book territory) with mermaids (girl book territory.) I gotta say, out of everything I've done in the marathon so far, this strikes me as the most marketable. Publishers, gimme a call on this baby.