Author: Chad Wallace Jennifer Keats Curtis
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Category: Natural History Books for Children, Wildlife
Age Group: 5-9
Book Format: Hardcover

A tiny baby seahorse swims along, grasps a blade of eelgrass with his tail, and changes colour until he blends with his new surroundings. Eating the krill and other small animals floating by, he grows to adulthood. After an elaborate courtship ritual, a female seahorse deposits hundreds of eggs in his pouch. The eggs hatch into fry, which he expels from the pouch. A new baby seahorse swims away, beginning her life in the ocean. The text frequently uses metaphorical language, likening a baby seahorse to a tiny gymnast performing on an invisible mat, and writing of a mated pair dancing to music only they can hear. From the scene showing hundreds of baby seahorses released from their father's pouch to close-ups of one particular baby as he grows to maturity, the illustrations' soft edges, gentle colours, and filtered light give the digital illustrations a certain visual charm beyond their value in providing information. Preschool-Grade 3. --Carolyn Phelan

About Jennifer Keats Curtis
Jennifer Keats Curtis is the author of Saving Squeak: The Otter Tale, Baby Owl's Rescue, Osprey Adventure, and Turtles in My Sandbox. A longtime journalist, Jennifer currently serves as editor-at-large for Maryland Life magazine. She resides with her family in the Annapolis area. Chad Wallace is an award-winning artist and the illustrator of Earth: Feeling the Heat. He spends a great deal of time outdoors and draws inspiration from the natural world. He lives in Amawalk, New York.


SKU BK-9780805092394
Barcode # 9780805092394
Brand Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Artist / Author Chad Wallace Jennifer Keats Curtis
Shipping Weight 0.3800kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.239m
Shipping Length 0.239m

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