Cover Reveal – Bad Mermaids by Sibeal Pounder & Jason Cockroft

Me and my daughter are huge fans of the ‘Witch Wars’ series, so I’m really excited to be sharing with you today the cover of the first novel in a brand new series from Sibéal Pounder with illustrations by Jason Cockroft, ‘Bad Mermaids’ will be published on the 1st June 2017  by Bloomsbury Publishing.

So without further ado here it is….


Wow what a gorgeous cover, it definitely gets the seal (no pun intended) of approval in our home. I love the bold use of colour in the cover design and Jason Cockroft’s illustrations have really captured the fabulously feisty spirit of the story. This is the kind of cover which will stand out on a display and demand to be picked up and read. I’m intrigued to find out more, so let’s find out why our mermaids are so bad!

Bad Mermaids

Something is rotten in the city of Swirlyshell. Could be the oysters.

Mermaids Beattie, Mimi and Zelda are enjoying a summer on land with legs when they receive a strange CRABAGRAM ordering them to return home at once. Some seriously BAD MERMAIDS are on the loose and the girls are the only ones who can stop them.
If they’re going to save the day, they’ll need answers. And a clam car. Definitely piranha-print nail polish. Possibly not the talking seahorse.

Sibéal Pounder


Sibéal Pounder used to work for the Financial Times, where she researched the How To Spend It section and wrote the For Goodness’ Sake column – interviewing everyone from Veronica Etro to Vivienne Westwood. Now she writes about fabulous witches and feisty fairies in Witch Wars, her much loved series for Bloomsbury. Sibéal’s first book, Witch Wars, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016.

A huge thank you to Lizz Skelly and Bloomsbury for inviting me to reveal the cover of this fantastic new book, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.


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  1. Pingback: Bad Mermaids – Sibéal Pounder & Jason Cockcroft | bookloverjo

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