With a way of telling a story that is both heartwarming and educational, Eric Carle has written Mister Seahorse. Delightfully crafted paper collages dominate the illustrations, a visual feast that will keep you and your children entertained. You adventure under the sea will include learning about the Seahorse, of course, but also other fish and sea creatures who have something in common with Mister Seahorse. The common thread they all share is that the father is the one who carries and gives birth to the babies, not the mother animal.
As with many of Eric Carle’s children’s books, there is a special feature with this one. Some of the sea life is camouflaged and not fully revealed until the page is turned. This will make it almost a guessing game as you go along through the book, making young and old alike want to guess what creature is featured on the next page. Mister Seahorse, as well as the tilapia, pipefish, bullhead catfish, and other sea animals, hatch their eggs and help them on their way to being on their own.
This story may give kids a fresh admiration and gratitude for their own fathers, as the father-child relationship is given a new look, and a fresh story of its own. Though it’s intended for children ages four to eight, this is one story that is educational and timeless, making it great for families and collectors of great children’s literature. Award winning author Eric Carle has brought another great story to the world with this amazing tale.