Mister Seahorse

Mister Seahorse

Picture Book - 2004
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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." -- Verso.
Publisher: New York :, Philomel Books,, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780399242694
0399242694
Branch Call Number: E FIC CARL
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm

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reyesj1841
Jan 24, 2019

reyesj1841 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 5

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reyesj1841
Jan 24, 2019

I liked the book overall; my daughter (3 and a half) enjoyed peeling the clear pages with plant life on them back so that she could see what was underneath. BUT, I had to reword part of the story where Carle writes: "Mrs. Bullhead laid her eggs and the eggs hatched. Now I'm baby-sitting." Um, no, you're not. You're parenting. I know for some reason this "new found" ideal about fathers actually being fathers and not being painted as only the income source and not the nurturing type is just now starting to catch on, but that mentality that fathers are baby-sitters while mothers are parents just irks me to no end. I reworded the text when reading aloud and then explained to my daughter that no parent babysits; that both the mother and father are equals in nurturing for a child and it should never be assumed different as such. OTHERWISE, if the information provided about the marine life is true, it was very educational, the illustrations were beautiful, and my daughter enjoyed the book. I would urge Eric Carle to reword this book, earning 5 stars. That's just my opinion.

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susan9999
Jun 07, 2012

use as a resource for painting - pages in book look like they were tissue pages with color blending.

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vernessa7 Jul 03, 2013

Sea horses are wonderful by michael

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