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Sea Horse: Read and Wonder: The Shyest Fish…

Sea Horse: Read and Wonder: The Shyest Fish in the Sea

by Chris Butterworth

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This book spoke to me. I love the illustrations: They look like they are created with woodcuts or other printmaking techniques. I have a particular affinity for knowledge of ocean life, having grown up along the U.S. eastern seaboard. As a child, I was not particularly interested in the natural sciences, but as an adult, my interest in the area where I grew up has increased.

Curricular connections: Now, having read the article on using picture books with middle school readers, I see opportunities to develop greater understandings with limited text, even with non fiction. Also, the book's layout could be used as a strong example of how to use different fonts and boxes of text to draw the reader's eye to different parts of the story. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763641405, Paperback)

"Stunning pictures and engaging words. . . . An accomplished entrée
to early science topics." — Booklist (starred review)

Dive into the warm ocean and swim around amid the coral and waving sea grass. Do you see an eye like a small black bead peering out at you? Linger for a while and discover the secrets of the sea horse - one of the shyest fish in the sea. With a head like a horse, a tail like a monkey, and a pouch like a kangaroo, the sea horse acts like a chameleon, changing color to ward off danger or to show that he and his mate are a lifelong pair. Watch their fascinating mating dance, as the two of them twine their tails together and twirl, before she places her eggs in his pouch to be born. Could there be a more intriguing creature of the sea?

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:06 -0400)

This book, with wood textures to create watery backgrounds for the vinyl engravings of sea plants and animals, describes the Barbour's sea horse's attributes and discusses the males' gestational role in reproduction.

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