The Mermaid Handbook is a unique compendium, a sumptuous compilation divided into four sections--Fashion and Beauty; Arts and Culture; Real Mermaids and Where to Find Them; and Food, Entertaining, and Stories from the Sea. Each section includes a wealth of step-by-step projects and recipes throughout. Among them are instructions for making a sailor´s valentine; a mermaid comb; and a pearl and sequin paillette necklace. There are recipes for mermaid-themed poke bowls, aquatic-themed honey gingerbread cookies, and the official cocktail of 1960s-era mermaid attraction Aquarama, plus profiles on true modern mermaids and mermaid bars; and tips on getting beachy mermaid hair and creating an alluring eye. The hardcover includes an inset image on the front cover; ornate metallic blue foil patterning on the front, spine, and back; blue stained edges; heavy paper; and a satin bookmark.