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Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle

Mister Seahorse (2004)

by Eric Carle

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"What a good father Mr. Seahorse is! And he's not the only one, as readers will discover...in this appealing, fact-based story and beautiful collage illustrations, Eric Carle introduces a little-known and fascinating facet of natural history."
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"For his lifetime achievement in creating beautiful and meaningful picture books for children, Eric Carle has received the Laura Ingalls WIlder Award, as well as many other honors both in this country and abroad."
  uufnn | Jul 15, 2018 |
"Mister Seahorse" is about a male seahorse who is caring for his babies. He takes a trip through the ocean. On his trip, he meets other sea creature fathers who are taking care of their babies. This is a great way to teach that fathers are just important in the care-taking as mothers are of children. ( )
  mthomassie | May 3, 2018 |
Library storytime notes: The artwork is gorgeous, and my favourite part is the clear, plastic pages that layer art on top of art and show marine wildlife hiding. The kids really liked turning the clear pages and revealing the rest of the pictures. And this was a wonderful, educational book about fish reproduction and the way that fish differ from the standard mommy-carries-baby-in-her-tummy narrative. ( )
  bucketofrhymes | Dec 13, 2017 |
Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle is a very colorful story that introduces children to "male mothers" who are left responsible to care for the eggs.

It's super colorful like other Carle books, but what we loved most about it was the intermittent clear pages that cover and hide other fish. Children will love the discoveries they find underneath. It's also a good size hardcover with large pages and text.

5***** ( )
  Mischenko | Nov 30, 2017 |
This story is about different fish and how they camouflage in their environments. Mister Seahorse, on the other hand, is bright and colorful. The art is very simple, but pleasing. ( )
  kmparnell | Sep 6, 2017 |
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Mr. and Mrs. Seahorse drifted gently through the sea.
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Are you ready for a scintillating seahorse fact? The father seahorse is the one who carries the mother's eggs around in his pouch before they hatch. In Mister Seahorse, master collage artist Eric Carle teaches preschoolers this lesson and introduces them to a few other fish who bear the traditionally maternal burden of caring for eggs: the stickleback, tilapia, Kurtus nurseryfish (known here as Mr. Kurtus), pipefish, and bullhead catfish. As ever, it's Carle's art that steals the show. Cut-up tissue paper soaks up the watery paint and makes for a boldly colorful, almost jewel-like undersea journey. The story? Well, repetition is the heart of instruction, after all.

Most of Carle's books employ some sort of gizmo or gadget--and this one is no exception. Here, for a splendid lesson in camouflage, colorful acetate sheets mask marine life that is revealed as the child turns the page. Children may take comfort in the devotion of these undersea fathers...except perhaps at the very end when the father seahorse says to a freshly hatched sea-pony who wants back in the pouch: "I do love you, but now you are ready to be on your own." (Preschool) --Karin Snelson

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After Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs on Mr. Seahorse's belly, he drifts through the water, greeting other fish fathers who are taking care of their eggs.

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