A Full Review
The Mermaid and the Prince is a oneshot by Tada Yumi. My Glacier Bay Books collection keeps growing, and every time I mention them, I feel the need to preface that I'm not an indie manga collector or reader BUUUT...
I bought this story mostly for the art. I wouldn't have bought this manga if Glacier Bay Books didn't offer a pre-order bonus. The bonus was throwing in the e-book along with the physical book. So, about that physical book. This book is small. It's 6 x 4 in, which is the size of a good photograph.
Also, the manga is very short at 23 pages, and the story is just a quick re-telling of The Little Mermaid, which is fine and reason #2 why I bought this book. (I love fairytales!) The book and pages are made of cardboard-like material with a matte finish. It's easy to scratch so be careful. The binding is threaded and stiff to open and close. Finally, the whole book, including the gallery, is in color. The gallery is 11 pages and can be found at the back of the book. (Note that the e-book doesn't have the gallery.) Overall, a nice little, indie collector's item.
What to read after The Mermaid and the Prince:
Golden Japanesque: A Splendid Yokohama Romance by Kaho Miyasaka
The Mermaid Prince by Kazumi Yuana
Mermaid Scales and the Town of Sand by Yoko Komori
Mermaid Saga by Rumiko Takahashi