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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