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{Cali Plays Fair: Lisa Ann Scott}Cali Plays Fair by Lisa Ann Scott
Series: Mermaids to the Rescue
Published by Scholastic Press on March 26, 2019
Genres: Adventure, Childrens, Fantasy
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – Princess Cali and her twin brother, Prince Cruise, are expected to do everything together — but at the Royal Mermaid Rescue Crew School, Cali wants to stand out on her own.

So when the principal announces a Rescue Crew Tournament to name the top merstudent of the year, Cali is thrilled. This is the perfect way to prove herself!

But Cruise is a tough competitor. Will Cali do anything to win…even something fishy?

{My thoughts} – Princess Cali and her twin brother Cruise are always competing. They are always trying to figure out which of them is best at everything. This is a book that any child with a sibling can relate to. I use to compare myself to my older brothers all the time growing up. We didn’t compete against each other, but I’d always felt like they were much better at most things then I was.

Cali decides that she wants to try and create a name for herself. She wants to be more then just her brothers twin. She wants people to think of her separate from her brother instead of always thinking of her and her brother at the same time.

There is going to be a big competition at the Royal Mermaid Rescue Crew School and Cali wants to come in first. She fears the worst, that he brother is going to better then she will. Because she fears that she doesn’t make a good choice and her seapony partner tries to advice her to make the right choice. Sometimes it isn’t always easy to make the right choice, but once you realize how much better you feel after, it becomes worth it in the end.

I recommend this book for any child that enjoys reading about mermaids and seaponys. It’s a bonus if they enjoy reading about princesses as well. Competitions and good choices are what this book is about. It is also about finding yourself even though your mostly lost in a shared identity with your sibling. I think that any child can easily relate to the contents of this book. I know how often of a struggle it is on most days to make good choices that you can stand behind. I also know how hard it is to live in the shadow of your sibling. This book can help children to better handle both situations should they arise in the future.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.