Coral by Molly Idle
Three mermaids each care for a different part of their reef, which keeps everything in balance. But one mermaid decides to strike out on her own and work on her own, and gradually everything on the reef turns white and dies. This is a story about the beauty of conservation, the environment, & working together. These mermaids look natural, like flora from the sea. Because the the different characters are shown as Red, Blue, & Yellow this book can also start a discussion of basic colors with very young readers.