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Mister Seahorse

Eric Carle (Author, Illustrator)
"What a good father Mr. Seahorse is! And he's not the only one, as readers will discover in Eric Carle's humorous and informative story and radiantly colorful pictures. As he floats through the sea, Mr. Seahorse finds several other kinds of fish fathers caring for their eggs and babies in the most surprising ways. Mr. Tilapia, for instance, keeps his eggs safe in his mouth until they hatch, while Mr. Kurtus sticks his on top of his head. Sharp-eyed viewers who turn the acetate pages will also smile to see Mr. Seahorse pass right by a scary lionfish and other camouflaged creatures. In this appealing, fact-based story and beautiful collage illustrations, Eric Carle introduces a little-known and fascinating facet of natural history. Young readers will also find emotional reassurance in his account of Mr. Seahorse's fatherly devotion." -- Book Jacket
Print Book, English, 2004
Philomel Books, New York, 2004