Thursday, June 23, 2011

Read Aloud Thursday ::: Mr. Seahorse by Eric Carle


This week, I thought I would share a wonderful book that we discovered right before Father's Day and have added to our home collection. Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle was one I had seen on at least one blog on the days leading up to Father's Day (of course, now I can't remember who to give credit to). When I heard what the gist of the story was, I quickly ordered it for the boy to give his Daddy for Father's Day.

Mister Seahorse is a book about some special undersea animals - the daddies! In several of the different fish species, the daddies are in charge of keeping an eye on the eggs or toting the freshly hatched babies around and protecting them. The seahorse, for example, is one such species - after the mama lays the eggs, the daddy carries the eggs in a special pouch until it is time for them to hatch.

The book, of course, has the amazing art of Eric Carle. It also features so very cool see-through pages (like a painted transparency) that illustrate how certain fish can hide and disguise themselves underwater. A neat interactive element to the book that I was surprised to find.

A sweet, sweet book that we are enjoying and are glad to add to our collection!

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  1. My kids love the Eric Carle books. Oh, if I only had a dollar for every time I've read the Brown Bear, Panda Bear, and Polar Bear books. But we've never read this one! My kids are a little older but you're never too old for a good Eric Carle book! Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. I'd forgotten about this one! What a sweet, sweet gift from the little man to the big man in your life! I agree with whimzie--you can never, ever go wrong with Eric Carle!

    I'm so glad you played this week, Stephanie!

  3. Oooh- we love Eric Carle but I haven't read that one with my little boy. What a cute Father's Day idea!

  4. Well, I doubt we could go wrong with THAT one!


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