This book (The Little Mermaid) is just a shortened version of the movie – without the songs. It has the same characters, Ariel, Sebastian the crab, Flounders the Fish, Triton, King of the Sea and father of Ariel, Prince Eric and other magnificent characters. It has the same events, Ariel does not show up for her concert, which angers her father, she rescues Prince Eric, and many other events take place in this story. The Walt Disney Company brilliantly rewrote this story. Rating and Recommendation: I would rate it 7/ 10 and I would positively recommended ‘The Little Mermaid the book’ to anyone who enjoyed the film as much as I did.